HyperDic: tree_fern

English > 1 sense of the expression tree fern:
NOUNplanttree fernany of numerous usually tropical ferns having a thick woody stem or caudex and a crown of large fronds
English > tree fern: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous usually tropical ferns having a thick woody stem or caudex and a crown of large fronds; found especially in Australia and New Zealand; chiefly of the families ... / families Cyatheaceae and Marattiaceae but some from Polypodiaceae.
NarrowerScythian lamb, Cibotium barometzAsiatic tree fern having dense matted hairs sometimes used as a styptic
angiopteris, giant fern, Angiopteris evectaHighly variable species of very large primitive ferns of the Pacific tropical areas with high rainfall
silver tree fern, sago fern, black tree fern, Cyathea medullarisA showy tree fern of New Zealand and Australia having a crown of pinnated fronds with whitish undersides
soft tree fern, Dicksonia antarcticaOf Australia and Tasmania
thyrsopteris, Thyrsopteris elegansA terrestrial tree fern of South America
BroaderfernAny of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward

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