Definition of Clover fern
1. Noun. Any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets.
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Fern, Water Fern
Group relationships: Genus Marsilea, Marsilea
Specialized synonyms: Common Nardoo, Marsilea Drummondii, Nardo, Nardoo, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Water Clover
Lexicographical Neighbors of Clover Fern
Literary usage of Clover fern
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"209 : " They seem to have been unacquainted generally with the use, as a food, of the clover-fern, Nardoo, though the natives of the North Western parts of ..."
2. Gleanings in Old Garden Literature by William Carew Hazlitt (1892)
"It may be added that in the two eleventh-century vocabularies there are other plants and herbs, such as mint, white clover, fern, foxglove, ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... a 704 Sweet-brier -broom -bubby -bush -cane Sweet-cicely Hairy Sweet-clover -fern -ferry Sweet-flag False Sweet-gale Canada a 73, 132 a 285 392 a 132 i ..."