Definition of Lady fern
1. Noun. Most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliage.
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Athyrium, Genus Athyrium
Specialized synonyms: Alpine Lady Fern, Athyrium Distentifolium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lady Fern
Literary usage of Lady fern
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In the English Church it is observed as a feast. In France the day is termed Notre Dame de Mars. lady fern, vulgar name for Asplenium ..."
2. Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains by Julia W. Henshaw (1915)
"lines by Edwin Lees \vere really penned to the true lady fern, still they are so very quaint and reminiscent of mid- Victorian verse, that I cannot refrain ..."
3. Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working by Gertrude Jekyll (1904)
"... lady fern — Lilium auratum — Pruning Roses— Training and tying climbing plants—Climbing and free-growing Roses—The Vine the best wall-covering—Other ..."
4. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"... or lady fern. Indeed, not a few botanists have pronounced it to be the loveliest of all British ferns, possessing as well the great charm of commonness. ..."
5. How to Know the Ferns: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of Our by Frances Theodora Parsons (1899)
"... Of the lady fern, when the sunbeams turn To gold her delicate hair. ... green brackens that rise by the burn, Commend me alone to the sweet lady fern. ..."