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Boston fern

Syllabification: Bos·ton fern

Definition of Boston fern in English:

noun

A variety of sword fern, with long, arching bright green fronds, widely cultivated especially as a hanging houseplant.
  • Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis, family Dryopteridaceae
Example sentences
  • The most effective air-filtering plants include aloe vera, areca palms, Boston ferns, chrysanthemums, dwarf date palms, English ivy, ficus, philoden-dron, pothos, spider plants, and striped dracaena.
  • Plants that thrive indoors include Boston ferns, Chinese evergreens, and peace lilies.
  • One 80-degree day is all it takes for me to fling open the windows, get out the shorts and tell the Boston fern it's time to let the spring breezes ruffle her frumpy fronds for a change.

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