• Definition for "climbing fern"
    • Any of various terrestrial ferns regarding the genus…
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climbing fern definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various terrestrial ferns regarding the genus Lygodium, having just one pinnately mixture leaf that climbs by twining, including L. palmatum associated with the eastern United States.
    • a delicate united states fern (Lygodium palmatum), which climbs a few feet high over bushes, etc., and is much sought for functions of design.
    • any of several ferns of this genus Lygodium that rise by twining
  • others:
    • See under Fern.
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