Definition of Pteridium aquilinum

1. Noun. Large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan.

Exact synonyms: Bracken, Brake, Pasture Brake
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Pteridium, Pteridium
Derivative terms: Braky



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pteridium Aquilinum

Psychodidae
Psychopsis
Psychopsis krameriana
Psychopsis papilio
Psychotria
Psychotria capensis
Psyllidae
Pt
Ptah
Pte
Pterelas
Pteretis
Pteretis struthiopteris
Pteridaceae
Pteridium
Pteridium aquilinum
Pteridium esculentum
Pteridophyta
Pteriidae
Pteris
Pteris cretica
Pteris multifida
Pteris serrulata
Pternohyla
Pternohyla fodiens
Pterocarpus
Pterocarpus angolensis

Literary usage of Pteridium aquilinum

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1. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn. Common Brake. M. p. 8. Thickets and hillsides. Summer. 4. PELLAEA Link. 1. PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) Link. Cliff Brake. M. p. ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn. Brake. Bracken. Fig. 73. Pteris aquilina L. Sp. PI. 1075. 1753. pteridium aquilinum Kuhn, in ..."

3. Conservation and Development of Nontimber Forest Products in the Pacific edited by Bettina Von Hagen, James F. Weigand, Rebecca McLain, Roger Fight (1998)
"... (pteridium aquilinum) and camas (Camassia quamash) and forage for deer. Burning, regular gathering, and tilling the soil by using digging sticks shaped ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The first of these is the common and variable pteridium aquilinum, of which the recently described variety pseudo- caudatum Clute is more or less common ..."

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