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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An epiphytic, creeping American fern (Polypodium polypodioides) of warm regions, having fronds that curl up and appear dead in prolonged dry weather and expand under moist conditions.

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  • n. fern growing on rocks or tree trunks and having fronds greyish and scurfy below; Americas and South Africa

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