Flowering fern
Flowering Flow"er*ing, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet places.

{Flowering plants}, plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; -- distinguished from {flowerless plants}.

{Flowering rush}, a European rushlike plant ({Butomus umbellatus}), with an umbel of rosy blossoms. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flowering fern — paprastasis kirmenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Driežlielinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Helminthostachys zeylanica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Helminthostachys zeylanica angl. flowering fern šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • flowering fern — noun 1. Australasian fern with clusters of sporangia on stems of fertile fronds • Syn: ↑Helminthostachys zeylanica • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Helminthostachys, ↑genus Helminthostachys 2. any fern of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flowering — Flow er*ing, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster] {Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flowering plants — Flowering Flow er*ing, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster] {Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flowering rush — Flowering Flow er*ing, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster] {Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fern flower — The fern flower is a magic flower in Baltic mythology (e.g. lv. Papardes zieds, et. Sõnajalaõis), and Slavic mythology ( pl. Kwiat paproci, ru. Цветок папоротника ). Latvian and Estonian traditionIn the Estonian and Latvian tradition, the fern… …   Wikipedia

  • Fern ally — is a general term covering a somewhat diverse group of vascular plants that are not flowering plants and not true ferns. Like ferns, these plants disperse by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations. There were originally three… …   Wikipedia

  • Fern (disambiguation) — Fern can refer to several things:* Fern, the common name for plants in the phylum or division Pteridophyta, also known as Filicophyta.* FERN, the Forests and the European Union Resource Network . * Fern ally, a term covering a group of vascular… …   Wikipedia

  • Fern — This article is about the group of pteridophyte plants. For other uses, see Fern (disambiguation). Ferns (Pteridophyta) Temporal range: Mid Devonian[1] Recent …   Wikipedia

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

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