Meaning of fern

fern

Pronunciation: (fûrn), [key]
— n.
  1. 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 branching vein system, and reproduction by spores contained in sporangia that appear as brown dots on the underside of the fronds.

Fern

Pronunciation: (fûrn), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name.
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