oak fern

IPA: ˈoʊkfˈɝn


  • Any of various ferns which grow on trees and walls
  • genus Gymnocarpium (syn Thelypteris)
  • especially common polypody (Polypodium virginianum, native to North America, and Polypodium vulgare, native to Europe), formerly thought to have medicinal properties when found growing on an oak.

Examples of "oak-fern" in Sentences

  • In some parts a light green maiden-hair fern covered the ground with its beautifully tender foliage, reminding me of shady banks in the north of England, covered with the equally lovely oak-fern.

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