Definition of bristle fern in English:

bristle fern

Syllabification: bris·tle fern

noun

  • A filmy fern with hairlike bristles protruding from the spore-containing bodies. Most bristle ferns have delicate fronds and live in damp shady places, chiefly in tropical areas.
    • Genus Trichomanes, family Hymenophyllaceae
    More example sentences
    • Bristle fern demands shaded crevices and grottoes in sandy or acidic rocks.
    • In the darkest areas in several gullies, he found the Killarney bristle fern.
    • Ferns of interest included the bristle fern.

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