lady fern

lady fern
a fern, Athyrium filix-femina, having delicate, feathery fronds.

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fern
 a large, feathery fern classified in the family Woodsiaceae, widely cultivated for ornamentation. Leaves are about 75 cm (30 inches) long and 25 cm (10 inches) wide and grow in circular clusters. Characteristic of the genus are curved or horseshoe-shaped spore-producing clusters (sori) that are covered by a fringed, membranous protective structure (indusium). Lady ferns occur in moist, semi-shaded areas in the temperate zones of the world.

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  • Lady fern — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lady fern — noun most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliage • Syn: ↑Athyrium filix femina • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑Alpine lady fern, ↑Athyrium distentifolium • Member Holo …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady fern — paprastasis blužniapapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vudsijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Athyrium filix femina), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Athyrium filix… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lady fern — fern with delicate soft fronds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lady fern — noun a tall, graceful fern of moist, shady habitats. [Athyrium filix femina and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lady-fern — /ˈleɪdi fɜn/ (say laydee fern) noun any of several species of ferns belonging to the genus Athyrium, especially A. filixfemina, common in woods in the Northern Hemisphere …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Alpine lady fern — noun a lady fern with deeply cut leaf segments; found in the Rocky Mountains • Syn: ↑Athyrium distentifolium • Hypernyms: ↑lady fern, ↑Athyrium filix femina * * * noun : a fern (Athyrium americanum) with deeply cut leaf segments found in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpine lady fern — alpinis blužniapapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vudsijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Athyrium distentifolium), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Athyrium distentifolium angl. alpine lady fern… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • auriculate lady fern — ausytasis blužniapapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vudsijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Athyrium otophorum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Athyrium otophorum angl. auriculate lady fern šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Lady — La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who looks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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