purple rock brake

purple rock brake
noun
very short shallowly creeping North American fern usually growing on cliffs or walls and having dark glossy leaf axes
Hypernyms: ↑cliff brake, ↑cliff-brake, ↑rock brake

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  • cliff-brake — noun any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions • Syn: ↑cliff brake, ↑rock brake • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑coffee fern, ↑Pellaea andromedifolia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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