bird's-nest fern
noun Date: 1858 a large epiphytic spleenwort (Asplenium nidus) of tropical Asia and Polynesia that has large lance-shaped leaves and is often grown as a houseplant

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  • bird's nest fern — /bɜdz nɛst ˈfɜn/ (say berdz nest fern) noun an epiphytic or terrestrial fern, Asplenium nidus, family Polypodiaceae, of Australia, India and Polynesia, having large fronds thought to resemble a bird s nest. Also, birds nest fern …   Australian English dictionary

  • bird's-nest fern — noun 1. : an Australian epiphytic fern (Asplenium nidus) frequently forming tufts in tree crotches 2. : a fern (Pycnodoria vittata) of the southern United States having prostrate rosettes * * * /berrdz nest / a tropical fern, Asplenium nidus,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird's-nest fern — /berrdz nest / a tropical fern, Asplenium nidus, having fronds arranged in clumps resembling a bird s nest. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • bird's nest fern — noun tropical Old World or Australian epiphytic fern frequently forming tufts in tree crotches • Syn: ↑Asplenium nidus • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Asplenium, ↑genus Asplenium …   Useful english dictionary

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  • climbing bird's nest fern — noun tropical Africa to Australasia and Polynesia • Syn: ↑Microsorium punctatum • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Microsorium, ↑genus Microsorium …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bird's-nestfern — bird s nest fern (bûrdzʹnĕst ) n. An Old World tropical fern (Asplenium nidus) having undivided leaves arranged in a clump resembling a bird s nest and popular as a houseplant. * * * …   Universalium

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