Boston fern
noun Date: circa 1900 a luxuriant fern (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis) often with drooping much-divided fronds

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Boston fern — Bos′ton fern′ n. pln a variety of sword fern, Nephrolepsis exaltata bostoniensis, having long, narrow, drooping fronds • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Boston fern — /bɒstən ˈfɜn/ (say bostuhn fern) noun a garden variety of Nephrolepis exaltata, an evergreen fern which is a native of north eastern Australia, with long and gently arching feathery fronds …   Australian English dictionary

  • Boston fern — noun a sword fern with arching or drooping pinnate fronds; a popular houseplant • Syn: ↑Nephrolepis exaltata, ↑Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis • Hypernyms: ↑sword fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boston fern — a variety of sword fern, Nephrolepsis exaltata bostoniensis, having long, narrow, drooping fronds. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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