Definition of Potato fern

1. Noun. Large Australasian evergreen fern with an edible rhizome sometimes used as a vegetable by indigenous people.

Exact synonyms: Marattia Salicina
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Marattia, Marattia



2. Noun. Small epiphytic fern of South America with tuberous swellings along rhizomes.
Exact synonyms: Solanopteris Bifrons
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Solanopteris, Solanopteris

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Fern

potato beetles
potato blight
potato bread
potato bug
potato bugs
potato cake
potato chaser
potato chasers
potato chip
potato chips
potato cod
potato crisp
potato crisps
potato disease
potato family
potato fern (current term)
potato fungus
potato head
potato masher
potato mashers
potato mildew
potato mold
potato mosaic
potato moth
potato murrain
potato nose
potato onion
potato pancake
potato peel
potato peelings

Literary usage of Potato fern

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... called in Australia the Potato-Fern. See under Fern. Hot Wind, n. an Australian meteorological phenomenon. See quotations, especially 1879, AR Wallace. ..."

2. The Hawaiian Archipelago: Six Months Amongst Palm Groves, Coral Reefs, and by Isabella Lucy Bird (1906)
"I saw for the first time, too, a Lygodium and the large, climbing potato-fern (Polypodium spectrum), very like a yam in the distance, and the Vittaria ..."

3. "Alo'ha!": A Hawaiian Salutation by George Leonard Chaney (1880)
"The Polypodium spectrum, or, as it is familiarly called, the sweet-potato fern, grew in these woods. Mr. Davis knew the precise trees in the forest belt ..."

4. The Hawaiian Archipelago: Six Months Among the Palm Groves, Coral Reefs, and by Isabella Lucy Bird (1894)
"I saw for the first time, too, a Lygo- dium and the large, climbing potato-fern {Polypodium spectrum), very like a yam in the distance, and the Vittaria ..."

5. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1853)
"... meal, potato, fern, &c. It has abo been obtained by alcoholic saturation iu place of the old process of ler- mentation. ..."

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