Definition of bristle fern in English:

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bristle fern

noun

A filmy fern with hairlike bristles protruding from the spore-containing bodies. Most bristle ferns have delicate fronds and live in damp shady places, chiefly in tropical areas.
  • Genus Trichomanes, family Hymenophyllaceae
Example sentences
  • Bristle fern demands shaded crevices and grottoes in sandy or acidic rocks.
  • In the darkest areas in several gullies, he found the Killarney bristle fern.
  • Ferns of interest included the bristle fern.
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