Definition of Sweet fern

1. Noun. Mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia.




2. Noun. Deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers.
Exact synonyms: Comptonia Asplenifolia, Comptonia Peregrina
Group relationships: Comptonia, Genus Comptonia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Fern

sweet cherry
sweet chestnut
sweet cicely
sweet cider
sweet ciders
sweet clover
sweet coltsfoot
sweet corn
sweet corn plant
sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup
sweet dreams
sweet elder
sweet false chamomile
sweet fern (current term)
sweet flag
sweet flags
sweet four o'clock
sweet gale
sweet goldenrod
sweet granadilla
sweet gum
sweet gum tree
sweet gum trees
sweet hereafter
sweet iron
sweet leaf

Literary usage of Sweet fern

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1. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"sweet fern soils — Patience and contentment of the French settlers, and restlessness of the Anglo-Saxons. ..."

2. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"sweet fern soils — Patience and contentment of the French settlers, and restlessness of the Anglo-Saxons.—Shediac, famed for its oysters. ..."

3. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"sweet fern soils — Patience and contentment of the French settlers, and restlessness of the Anglo-Saxons.—Shediac, famed for its oysters. ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Whittier by John Greenleaf Whittier (1894)
"sweet fern THE subtle power in perfume found Nor priest nor sibyl vainly learned ; On Grecian shrine or Aztec mound No censer idly burned ..."

5. The Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier: In Seven Volumes by John Greenleaf Whittier (1891)
"sweet fern. THE subtle power in perfume found Nor priest nor sibyl vainly learned; On Grecian shrine or Aztec mound No censer idly burned. ..."

6. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"sweet fern soils — Patience and contentment of the French settlers, and restlessness of the Anglo-Saxons. ..."

7. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"sweet fern soils — Patience and contentment of the French settlers, and restlessness of the Anglo-Saxons.—Shediac, famed for its oysters. ..."

8. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"sweet fern soils — Patience and contentment of the French settlers, and restlessness of the Anglo-Saxons.—Shediac, famed for its oysters. ..."

9. The Complete Poetical Works of Whittier by John Greenleaf Whittier (1894)
"sweet fern THE subtle power in perfume found Nor priest nor sibyl vainly learned ; On Grecian shrine or Aztec mound No censer idly burned ..."

10. The Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier: In Seven Volumes by John Greenleaf Whittier (1891)
"sweet fern. THE subtle power in perfume found Nor priest nor sibyl vainly learned; On Grecian shrine or Aztec mound No censer idly burned. ..."

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