bracken definition

  • noun:
    • A widespread, often weedy fern (Pteridium aquilinum) having huge, triangular, pinnately substance fronds and frequently developing thick thickets.
    • a place overgrown with this fern.
    • Any of several coarse ferns, of genus Pteridium, that types dense thickets; usually toxic to livestock
    • a location of country heavily infested with this fern
    • A brake or fern.
    • A fern, particularly the Pteris aquilina as well as other large ferns. See braking system.
    • large coarse fern often several foot high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
    • fern of southeastern Asia; perhaps not robust in cool temperate regions

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