Definition of Bristle fern

1. Noun. Any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent fronds; most are epiphytic on tree branches and twigs or terrestrial on mossy banks.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristle Fern

briskish
briskly
briskness
brisknesses
brisks
brisky
brisling
brislings
brisses
bristle
bristle-pointed
bristle-shaped
bristle at
bristle brush
bristle cell
bristle fern (current term)
bristle up
bristlebird
bristlebirds
bristlecone
bristlecone fir
bristlecone pine
bristlecones
bristled
bristlelike
bristles
bristletail
bristletails

Literary usage of Bristle fern

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1. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"bristle fern, (halj the natural size). Genus. — TRICHOMANES. All the veins prominent, wiry ; midvein distinct; lateral veins branched; the anterior branch ..."

2. Where to Find Ferns: With a Special Chapter on the Ferns Round London by Francis George Heath (1885)
"THE bristle fern. Trichomanes radicans. (Plate IX., Fig. r, page 65.) LENGTH OF FROND.—Six inches to a foot and a half. GENERAL DESCRIPTION. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"One of the ferns, specimens of which we were most desirous to obtain, was the Trichomanes, or bristle fern. This exceedingly beautiful plant, ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"One of the ferns, specimens of which we were most desirous to obtain, was the Trichomanes, or bristle fern. This exceedingly beautiful plant, ..."

5. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Mohr (1901)
"bristle fern. Abont 90 species, in the tropical and warmer temperate regions of ... PETERS'S bristle fern. Chap. Fl. 597. Eaton, Ferns NA 1:183, t. 24, /. ..."

6. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants by William Withering, William Macgillivray (1837)
"BRISTLE-FERN. Sori oblong or roundish, terminal, imbedded in the margin, or segment of ... Bristle-fern. Frond thrice pinnatifid, smooth; segments linear, ..."

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