Definition of woodfern in English:

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woodfern

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odfərn/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

An evergreen fern with leathery dark-green fronds.
  • Genus Dryopteris, family Polypodiaceae, numerous species, including the common evergreen (or marginal) woodfern (D. marginalis).
Example sentences
  • Aquarius Research Natural Area is particularly rich in ferns, including Western polypody, spreading woodfern, oak fern, male fern, bracken fern, and sword fern.
  • In it grow such ferns as adder's tongue fern, bog fern, Christmas fern, crested fern, Goldie's fern, maidenhair fern, New York fern, ostrich fern, and spinulose woodfern.
  • The golden chalices of Celandine Poppies mingle with Virginia Bluebells and intertwine with woodferns.

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Syllabification: wood·fern

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