sword fern
noun Date: circa 1829 any of several ferns with long narrow more or less sword-shaped fronds: as a. a tropical fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) from which the Boston fern has been developed b. a fern (Polystichum munitum) of western North America with a large fleshy rhizome

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  • sword fern — ☆ sword fern n. any of various ferns with sword shaped leaves; esp., a giant fern (Nephrolepis biserrata) of S Florida, with pinnate leaves …   English World dictionary

  • sword fern — noun any of several tropical ferns having more or less sword shaped fronds including one from which the Boston fern developed • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑Boston fern, ↑Nephrolepis exaltata, ↑Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis, ↑basket fern,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sword fern — ilgalapis inkstpapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Inkstpapartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Nephrolepis exaltata), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Nephrolepis exaltata angl. Boston fern; Boston sword fern; common swordfern; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sword fern — any fern of the genus Nephrolepis, esp. N. exaltata, characterized by sword shaped, pinnate fronds, a common houseplant. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • sword fern —   Kupukupu, ōkupukupu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • erect sword fern — širdžialapis inkstpapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Inkstpapartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Nephrolepis cordifolia), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Nephrolepis cordifolia angl. erect sword fern; ladder fern; tuber fern; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tuberous sword fern — širdžialapis inkstpapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Inkstpapartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Nephrolepis cordifolia), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Nephrolepis cordifolia angl. erect sword fern; ladder fern; tuber fern; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Boston sword fern — ilgalapis inkstpapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Inkstpapartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Nephrolepis exaltata), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Nephrolepis exaltata angl. Boston fern; Boston sword fern; common swordfern; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • toothed sword fern — noun tropical American fern cultivated for its finely divided greyish green foliage; West Indies and southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil • Syn: ↑basket fern, ↑Nephrolepis pectinata • Hypernyms: ↑sword fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • toothed sword fern — plunksninis inkstpapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Inkstpapartinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Nephrolepis pectinata), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Nephrolepis pectinata angl. basket fern; toothed sword fern šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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