Definition of bristle fern in English:

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bristle fern

noun

A mainly tropical filmy fern with hair-like bristles protruding from the spore-containing bodies.
  • Genus Trichomanes, family Hymenophyllaceae.
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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