Definition of Hairy lip fern
1. Noun. Small North American evergreen fern whose stipes and lower frond surfaces are densely wooly.
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Literary usage of Hairy lip fern
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1. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"The name of hairy lip-fern, by which this species is frequently mentioned in the books, is rarely used in speaking of it. Recently the specific name lanosa ..."
2. A World of Green Hills: Observations of Nature and Human Nature in the Blue by Bradford Torrey (1898)
"... directly in the rear of the hotel, I came upon a dense patch of a smallish, very narrow, dark-stemmed fern, new to my eyes, — the hairy lip-fern, ..."