fern

Part of speech: noun

A flowerless plant with feathery leaves.

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Usage examples "fern":

  1. As a rule, the nest is placed on the ground, in some thick clump of dry fern or coarse grass, amongst dead leaves and moss, but at times I have seen it placed in a thick bush 2 or 3 feet from the ground. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  2. The nest is composed of moss, lined with moss and fern- roots. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. The nest was composed of fern, but it had more the appearance of a quantity of fern collected for a person to sit on, than a nest. - "An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island", John Hunter.