Definition of Christmas fern in English:

Christmas fern

Syllabification: Christ·mas fern

noun

  • An evergreen fern with dark green leathery fronds that grow in circular clumps from a central rootstock.
    • Polystichum acrostichoides, family Polypodiaceae
    More example sentences
    • Behind the birch I add Christmas fern, which is evergreen and adds a nice texture in front of the stone wall.
    • Higher up there's dense green vegetation: tough para grass, mountain cactus, wild star apple, clusters of tree ferns and Christmas ferns.
    • I am at a loss to explain why ferns haven't made a bigger splash in the American landscape, and more specifically our Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides.

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