Definition of Basket fern

1. Noun. Tropical American fern cultivated for its finely divided greyish-green foliage; West Indies and southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil.

Exact synonyms: Nephrolepis Pectinata, Toothed Sword Fern
Generic synonyms: Sword Fern

2. Noun. Giant epiphytic or lithophytic fern; Asia to Polynesia and Australia.
Exact synonyms: Drynaria Rigidula
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Drynaria, Genus Drynaria

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basket Fern

basivertebral vein
basket-handle arch
basket ash
basket case
basket cases
basket cell
basket fern (current term)
basket fish
basket flower
basket hilt
basket house
basket oak
basket rummy
basket spikemoss
basket star
basket stars
basket toss
basket tosses
basket weave
basket willow
basket work

Literary usage of Basket fern

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1. My Garden, Its Plan and Culture Together with a General Description of Its by Alfred Smee (1872)
"... is another basket fern, with fronds from two to three feet long. The P. refractum is a fine fern, with light transparent fronds from one to two feet in ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1879)
"Asplenium divaricatum is also very elegant, but is not so decidedly pendant in character as the preceding. Another extremely fine basket Fern is ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1874)
"... is a charming basket fern from West tropical Africa, its small deltoid ... to clusters of silvery eels, is a good stove basket fern ; and Trichomanes ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"See basket fern. Fern, Beech. See Beech Fern. Fern, Bladder. Sco Bladder Fern. Fern, Boss. See Boss Fern. Fern, Brake. See Brake-fern. Fern, Bristle. ..."

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