ostrich fern definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a group of ferns of the genus Matteuccia, especially M. struthiopteris, of northern temperate regions, having long plumelike fronds that form a crown.
    • some sort of fern (Onoclea Struthiopteris), the high fronds of which grow in a circle through the rootstock. It's found in alluvial earth in Europe and united states.
    • tall fern of north temperate regions having graceful curved fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes

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