bracken
noun Etymology: Middle English braken, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish brækne fern Date: 14th century 1. a large coarse fern; especially a nearly cosmopolitan brake (Pteridium aquilinum) found in most tropical and temperate regions 2. a growth of brakes

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