Christmas fern
noun Date: 1878 a North American evergreen fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

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  • Christmas fern — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas fern — noun North American evergreen fern having pinnate leaves and dense clusters of lance shaped fronds • Syn: ↑canker brake, ↑dagger fern, ↑evergreen wood fern, ↑Polystichum acrostichoides • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christmas fern — an evergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, having dense clusters of stiff fronds growing from a central rootstock. Also called dagger fern. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Christmas fern — noun An evergreen fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) of eastern North America …   Wiktionary

  • Christmas — Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and hospitality.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas box — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas carol — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas day — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas eve — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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