ostrich fern
noun Date: 1882 any of a genus (Matteuccia) of temperate-zone ferns; especially a tall fern (M. struthiopteris) with graceful arched fronds which are the source of edible fiddleheads

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  • Ostrich fern — ostrich os trich ([o^]s trich), n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. {Aviary}, {Struthious}.] [Formerly written also {estrich}.] (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostrich fern — Taxobox name = Ostrich fern image width = 240px image caption = Sterile fronds in summer regnum = Plantae divisio = Pteridophyta classis = Pteridopsida ordo = Polypodiales familia = Onocleaceae genus = Matteuccia species = M. struthiopteris… …   Wikipedia

  • ostrich fern — paupinis jonpapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vudsijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Matteuccia struthiopteris), paplitęs Europoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Matteuccia struthiopteris angl. ostrich fern šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ostrich fern — paupinio jonpaparčio pensilvaninis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vudsijinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Matteuccia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ostrich fern — noun tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes • Syn: ↑shuttlecock fern, ↑fiddlehead, ↑Matteuccia struthiopteris, ↑Pteretis struthiopteris, ↑Onoclea struthiopteris • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • american ostrich fern — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : an ostrich fern (Pteretis pennsylvanica) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostrich — os trich ([o^]s trich), n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. {Aviary}, {Struthious}.] [Formerly written also {estrich}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostrich farm — ostrich os trich ([o^]s trich), n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. {Aviary}, {Struthious}.] [Formerly written also {estrich}.] (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostrich farming — ostrich os trich ([o^]s trich), n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. {Aviary}, {Struthious}.] [Formerly written also {estrich}.] (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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