Definition of Chain fern

1. Noun. A fern of the genus Woodwardia having the sori in chainlike rows.

Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Woodwardia, Woodwardia
Specialized synonyms: Virginia Chain Fern, Woodwardia Virginica

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chain Fern

chain-compensated spirometer
chain armor
chain armour
chain complex
chain complexes
chain drive
chain fern (current term)
chain ferry
chain gang
chain gangs
chain guard
chain gun
chain guns
chain isomer
chain letter
chain letters
chain lightning
chain locker
chain lockers
chain mail
chain of custody

Literary usage of Chain fern

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1. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"The chain fern is found from southern Canada to Florida, Louisiana and Michigan ... The Narrow-Leaved chain fern. Like its relative, the narrow-leaved chain ..."

2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Net-veined Chain-fern. ~W. angustifolia 3. E. Smith. South Haven, LH Bailey in 1880; ... Virginia Chain-fern. Marshes, Marquette Co., Burt. MS. ..."

3. Bulletin by Vermont Botanical Club (1906)
"cinnamon fern occurs everywhere in the bog but the chain fern is found only in patches. Hardly a half mile away from the woodwardia station are two ponds, ..."

4. Michigan Flora: Prepared for the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Secretary of by William James Beal, Charles Fay Wheeler (1892)
"Chain-Fern. " Thelypteris, Swz. Shield Fern. d. Thriving in rich woods. Adiantum pedatum, L. Maidenhair. Asplenium angustifolium, Michx. Spleenwort. ..."

5. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"Net-veined Chain-fern. W. angustifolia JE Smith. South Haven, LH Bailey in 1880; near Black River ... Virginia Chain-fern. Marshes, Marquette Co., Burt. MS. ..."

6. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"... in company with the common cinnamon fern. One might easily pass the chain-fern over, calling it the sensitive fern, if the fertile fronds were not seen. ..."

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