Definition of Oak fern

1. Noun. Bright blue-green fern widely distributed especially in damp acid woodlands of temperate northern hemisphere.

Exact synonyms: Gymnocarpium Dryopteris, Thelypteris Dryopteris
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Gymnocarpium, Gymnocarpium



Definition of Oak fern

1. Noun. Any of various ferns which grow on trees and walls, specifically common polypody, formerly thought to have medicinal properties when found growing on an oak. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oak Fern

oad
oaf
oafish
oafishly
oafishness
oafishnesses
oafs
oak
oak-leaved
oak-leaved goosefoot
oak-tag
oak apple
oak apples
oak blight
oak chestnut
oak fern (current term)
oak gall
oak galls
oak tag
oak tree
oak trees
oakbark
oaked
oaken
oaker
oakers
oakier
oakiest
oakiness
oakleaf

Literary usage of Oak fern

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

1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman oak fern Herbaceous perennial Cool rocky woods ... F Gymnocarpium dryopteris x robertianum oak fern Herbaceous perennial ..."

2. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.: Horticultural Hall by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1896)
"There seems to be no special reason why it should be called the oak fern, since it commonly grows in any kind of woods, —pine, maple, ..."

3. The Girl's Own Outdoor Book, Containing Practical Help to Girls on Matters by Charles Peters (1889)
"It has not the angular bend in the stalk of the frond which is so noticeable in the oak fern, although specimens have been found which share this ..."

4. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"Specimens inter- grading between this and the common beech fern are said to be occasionally found. The oak fern. Should the collector in crossing a piece of ..."

5. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1899)
"The oak fern, Phegopteris Dryopteris, has three well-marked divisions which ... There seems to be no special reason why it should be called the oak fern, ..."

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