Definition of Clover fern

1. Noun. Any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets.

Exact synonyms: Pepperwort
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Fern, Water Fern
Group relationships: Genus Marsilea, Marsilea
Specialized synonyms: Common Nardoo, Marsilea Drummondii, Nardo, Nardoo, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Water Clover



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clover Fern

clove tree
cloven
cloven-footed
cloven-hoofed
cloven foot
cloven hoof
cloven hooves
clovepink
clovepinks
clover
clover-leaf roll
clover-root
clover clamp
clover clamps
clover disease
clover fern (current term)
clovered
cloverleaf
cloverleaf interchange
cloverleaf interchanges
cloverleaf model
cloverleaf skull
cloverleaf skull syndrome
cloverleafed
cloverleafing
cloverleafs
cloverleaves
cloverlike
cloveroot
clovers

Literary usage of Clover fern

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"209 : " They seem to have been unacquainted generally with the use, as a food, of the clover-fern, Nardoo, though the natives of the North Western parts of ..."

2. Gleanings in Old Garden Literature by William Carew Hazlitt (1892)
"It may be added that in the two eleventh-century vocabularies there are other plants and herbs, such as mint, white clover, fern, foxglove, ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... a 704 Sweet-brier -broom -bubby -bush -cane Sweet-cicely Hairy Sweet-clover -fern -ferry Sweet-flag False Sweet-gale Canada a 73, 132 a 285 392 a 132 i ..."

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