bladder fern

bladder fern
any of several ferns of the genus Cystopteris, having pinnate leaves and growing in rocky areas.
[1820-30; so called from the bladderlike indusium]

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  • bladder fern — /ˈblædə fɜn/ (say bladuh fern) noun any fern of the rhizomatous genus Cystopteris, especially the brittle bladder fern, C. fragilis …   Australian-English dictionary

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  • bulblet bladder fern — noun North American fern often bearing bulbils on the leaflets • Syn: ↑bulblet fern, ↑berry fern, ↑Cystopteris bulbifera • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bulblet fern — noun North American fern often bearing bulbils on the leaflets • Syn: ↑bulblet bladder fern, ↑berry fern, ↑Cystopteris bulbifera • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern * * * noun : a No. American bladder fern (Cyst …   Useful english dictionary

  • fragile fern — noun delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stems • Syn: ↑brittle bladder fern, ↑brittle fern, ↑Cystopteris fragilis • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern * * * noun : a delicate fern ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • berry fern — noun North American fern often bearing bulbils on the leaflets • Syn: ↑bulblet fern, ↑bulblet bladder fern, ↑Cystopteris bulbifera • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • brittle fern — noun delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stems • Syn: ↑brittle bladder fern, ↑fragile fern, ↑Cystopteris fragilis • Hypernyms: ↑bladder fern …   Useful english dictionary

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