sweet fern

sweet fern
noun
1. mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia
Hypernyms: ↑polypody
2. deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Comptonia, ↑genus Comptonia

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noun
1.
a. : any of several shield ferns of the genus Dryopteris
b. : a common polypody (Polypodium vulgare)
2. : a small No. American shrub (Comptonia peregrina) of the family Myricaceae having sweet-scented or aromatic fernlike leaves
3. dialect England : sweet cicely

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sweet fern,
1. a small shrub of North America of the same family as the wax myrtle, with fragrant, fernlike leaves.
2. any one of various ferns.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sweet fern — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet fern — ☆ sweet fern n. a flowering shrub (Comptonia peregrina) of the bayberry family, with fragrant, fernlike leaves * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet fern — ☆ sweet fern n. a flowering shrub (Comptonia peregrina) of the bayberry family, with fragrant, fernlike leaves …   English World dictionary

  • sweet-fern — klajoklinis ūgras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sotvarinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Comptonia peregrina), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Comptonia peregrina angl. sweet fern šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet fern — noun Date: 1654 a small North American shrub (Comptonia peregrina) of the wax myrtle family with aromatic leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sweet — Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for suadvis …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet alyssum — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet apple — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet bay — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet Billy — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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