Definition of fern noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɜːn//
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrn//
[countable, uncountable] Plants
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a plant with large delicate leaves and no flowers that grows in wet areas or is grown in a pot. There are many types of fern. See related entries: Plants Word OriginOld English fearn, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch varen and German Farn.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fern

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