Definition of lady fern in English:

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lady fern

Pronunciation: /ˈlādē fərn/

noun

A tall, graceful fern of worldwide distribution that favors moist shady habitats.
  • Athyrium and other genera, family Woodsiaceae: several species, in particular A. filix-femina.
Example sentences
  • On moist slopes above the terraces, northern maidenhair replaces the lady fern, and oceanspray populates the shrub layer.
  • Near the streams is an abundance of lady fern, netted chain fern, royal fern, cinnamon fern, and New York fern, often growing beneath a layer of mountain laurel.
  • There are mushrooms and nettles and lady fern fiddleheads.

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Syllabification: la·dy fern

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