Definition of Leather fern

1. Noun. Stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides.

Exact synonyms: Acrostichum Aureum, Golden Fern
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Acrostichum, Genus Acrostichum

2. Noun. Widely distributed fern of tropical southern hemisphere having leathery pinnatifid fronds.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leather Fern

leastest
leasts
leastways
leastwise
leasure
leasures
leasy
leat
leather-hard
leather-jacket
leather-lunged
leather carp
leather cheerio
leather cheerios
leather fern (current term)
leather flower
leather leaf
leather leafs
leather lunged
leather queen
leather soap
leather strip
leather working
leatherback
leatherback turtle
leatherbacks
leatherbound
leathercloth
leathercloths

Literary usage of Leather fern

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1896)
"... or leather fern, is found upon the bare limestone or red boulders on eastern or northern bluffs or hillsides. It is usually shaded, but sometimes ..."

2. Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science, Kansas Academy of Science Meeting (1896)
"Pellaea atropurpurea, or leather fern, is found upon the bare limestone or red boulders on eastern or northern bluffs or hillsides. It is usually shaded, ..."

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