Definition of royal fern in English:

royal fern

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noun

  • A large pale green fern which has very long spreading fronds with widely spaced oblong lobes, occurring worldwide in wet habitats.
    • Osmunda regalis, family Osmundaceae
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    • Honeysuckle, fraochan, wood sorrel, bugle, blue-bell, few-flowered woodrush, royal fern, hay-scented buckler fern and foxglove all occur on the forest floor along with numerous mosses and liverworts.
    • Cinnamon fern and royal fern may appear in the wetter areas.
    • This spring the lilies have come into flower at the same time as a nearby royal fern has begun to unroll its crosiers.

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