whisk fern

whisk fern
noun
chiefly tropical clump-forming plants of skeletal appearance resembling whisk brooms; lacking roots
Hypernyms: ↑fern ally
Hyponyms: ↑skeleton fork fern, ↑Psilotum nudum
Member Holonyms: ↑Psilotum, ↑genus Psilotum

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  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

  • fern ally — noun pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida • Hypernyms: ↑pteridophyte, ↑nonflowering plant • Hyponyms: ↑whisk fern, ↑horsetail, ↑club moss, ↑club moss, ↑lycopod, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Fern — This article is about the group of pteridophyte plants. For other uses, see Fern (disambiguation). Ferns (Pteridophyta) Temporal range: Mid Devonian[1] Recent …   Wikipedia

  • skeleton fork fern — noun pantropical epiphytic or terrestrial whisk fern with usually dull yellow branches and minute leaves; America; Japan; Australia • Syn: ↑Psilotum nudum • Hypernyms: ↑whisk fern …   Useful english dictionary

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