Definition of silver fern in English:

silver fern

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noun

1 another term for ponga.
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  • These views were punctuated by cascading waterfalls, silver ferns, and a couple of wicker birds.
  • The walk there and back took us through some beautiful bush with huge silver ferns, beach trees, pungas, pohutakawa, cabbage trees and palms.
2A stylized fern leaf in silver, as an emblem of New Zealand.
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  • The results of the Canterbury team reflected the commitment of the contestants for the competition in their quest to wear the silver fern for New Zealand in St. Gallen.
  • He knew he'd earn his silver fern, because there were 18 games on tour.
  • I think I'll start a lobby group to have the national flag changed to a black background with a silver fern.

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