rock brake
noun Date: circa 1850 any of several ferns that grow chiefly on or among rocks

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  • rock brake — noun 1. chiefly lithophytic or epiphytic fern of North America and east Asia • Syn: ↑rock polypody, ↑American wall fern, ↑Polypodium virgianum • Hypernyms: ↑polypody 2. any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions …   Useful english dictionary

  • purple rock brake — noun very short shallowly creeping North American fern usually growing on cliffs or walls and having dark glossy leaf axes • Syn: ↑Pellaea atropurpurea • Hypernyms: ↑cliff brake, ↑cliff brake, ↑rock brake …   Useful english dictionary

  • American rock brake — noun rock inhabiting fern of northern North America growing in massive tufts and having fronds resembling parsley • Syn: ↑American parsley fern, ↑Cryptogramma acrostichoides • Hypernyms: ↑rock brake • Member Holonyms: ↑Cryptogramma, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock polypody — noun chiefly lithophytic or epiphytic fern of North America and east Asia • Syn: ↑rock brake, ↑American wall fern, ↑Polypodium virgianum • Hypernyms: ↑polypody …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cliff brake — noun any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions • Syn: ↑cliff brake, ↑rock brake • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑coffee fern, ↑Pellaea andromedifolia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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