Climbing fern
Fern Fern (f[~e]rn), n. [AS. fearn; akin to D. varen, G. farn, farnkraut; cf. Skr. par[.n]a wing, feather, leaf, sort of plant, or Lith. papartis fern.] (Bot.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the {Filices}, which have their fructification on the back of the fronds or leaves. They are usually found in humid soil, sometimes grow epiphytically on trees, and in tropical climates often attain a gigantic size. [1913 Webster]

Note: The plants are asexual, and bear clustered sporangia, containing minute spores, which germinate and form prothalli, on which are borne the true organs of reproduction. The brake or bracken, the maidenhair, and the polypody are all well known ferns. [1913 Webster]

{Christmas fern}. See under {Christmas}.

{Climbing fern} (Bot.), a delicate North American fern ({Lygodium palmatum}), which climbs several feet high over bushes, etc., and is much sought for purposes of decoration.

{Fern owl}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European goatsucker. (b) The short-eared owl. [Prov. Eng.] -- {Fern shaw}, a fern thicket. [Eng.] --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Climbing fern — Climbing Climb ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Climb}. [1913 Webster] {Climbing fern}. See under {Fern}. {Climbing perch}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Anabas}, and {Labyrinthici}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • climbing fern — noun any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining • Hypernyms: ↑fern, ↑climber • Hyponyms: ↑creeping fern, ↑Hartford fern, ↑Lygodium palmatum, ↑climbing maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • climbing fern — any of several chiefly tropical, vinelike ferns of the genus Lygodium, having climbing or trailing stems. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Old World climbing fern — smulkialapis ligodis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Schizėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lygodium microphyllum), paplitęs Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lygodium microphyllum angl. climbing maidenhair fern; Old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • small-leaf climbing fern — smulkialapis ligodis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Schizėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lygodium microphyllum), paplitęs Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lygodium microphyllum angl. climbing maidenhair fern; Old… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Japanese climbing fern — japoninis ligodis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Schizėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lygodium japonicum), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lygodium japonicum angl. Japanese climbing fern šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • japanese climbing fern — noun Usage: usually capitalized J : a slender twining fern (Lygodium japonicum) with finely divided fronds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Climbing — Climb ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Climb}. [1913 Webster] {Climbing fern}. See under {Fern}. {Climbing perch}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Anabas}, and {Labyrinthici}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climbing perch — Climbing Climb ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Climb}. [1913 Webster] {Climbing fern}. See under {Fern}. {Climbing perch}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Anabas}, and {Labyrinthici}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fern — (f[ e]rn), n. [AS. fearn; akin to D. varen, G. farn, farnkraut; cf. Skr. par[.n]a wing, feather, leaf, sort of plant, or Lith. papartis fern.] (Bot.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the {Filices}, which have their fructification on the back of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”