Definition of Deer fern

1. Noun. Fern with erect fronds of Europe and western North America; often cultivated for deer browse.

Exact synonyms: Blechnum Spicant
Generic synonyms: Hard Fern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deer Fern

deepwater habitat
deepwater pipefish
deepwater prawn
deepwater prawns
deepwater squirrelfish
deer-fly disease
deer-fly fever
deer fern (current term)
deer fly
deer fly fever
deer hunt
deer hunter
deer hunting
deer in the headlights
deer ked
deer meat
deer mouse
deer mushroom
deer stalker
deer stalking
deer tick

Literary usage of Deer fern

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wharton's Law-lexicon: Forming an Epitome of the Law of England : and by John Jane Smith Wharton, John Mounteney Lely (1892)
"... the winter season for killing deer. Fern. Unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to growing fern or to a stack of fern is a felony. ..."

2. Our Native Ferns and Their Allies: With Synoptical Descriptions of the by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1888)
"... a wedge), wedge-shaped. Cystopteris, n8;also 4,5, 6, 16, =7, 78. Decurrent (Lat. de, down, and currere, to run), prolonged on the rachis. Deer-fern. ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"... which has the fertile fronds but slightly contracted, and the involucre remote from the margin. 1. L. Spicant, Desvaux. (DEER-FERN. ..."

4. Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products: Self-Help Suggestions for by Margaret G. Thomas (1994)
"Cattails, deer fern, manzanita, Oregon boxwood, pearly everlasting, and corkscrew willow are also harvested. In addition, entire trees and plants are ..."

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