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Killarney fern Line breaks: Kil|lar¦ney fern

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of Killarney fern in English:


A rare bristle fern which grows on rocks by streams in a few parts of western Europe.
  • Trichomanes speciosum, family Hymenophyllaceae
Example sentences
  • Others, like the Killarney fern, are found in Ireland and other parts of Europe.
  • A study was currently being carried out on the Killarney fern which was found on the route of the proposed Dungarvan Outer bypass which was at the planning and design stage.
  • Although primarily a species of the UK, Ireland, Brittany and the Atlantic Islands (Canaries, Madeira and the Azores), the Killarney fern is also found in Europe at scattered locations in other parts of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
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