Definition of Spider fern

1. Noun. Fern of North Africa and Azores and Canary Islands.

Exact synonyms: Pteris Serrulata, Ribbon Fern
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Pteris, Pteris

2. Noun. Asiatic fern introduced in America.
Exact synonyms: Pteris Multifida, Spider Brake
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Pteris, Pteris

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spider Fern

spider's web
spider's webs
spider angioma
spider angiomas
spider brake
spider cancer
spider cell
spider crab
spider fern (current term)
spider finger
spider flower
spider goat
spider haemangioma
spider hole
spider lilies
spider lily
spider mite
spider mole
spider monkey
spider monkeys
spider nevus
spider orchid
spider pelvis

Literary usage of Spider fern

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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"spider fern. Stipes 6 to 9 inches long, erect, pale brownish. Fronds 9 to 18 inches long, 6 to 9 inches broad, cut bipinnately into very narrow, ..."

2. House Plants and how to Grow Them by Parker Thayer Barnes (1909)
"Another spider fern very commonly grown is P. serrulata, which differs from Cretica in not being such a strong grower, the stalks are brown and the edges of ..."

3. American Gardening (1895)
"Several members of this family are also suited to our purpose, among the best being the spider fern or Ribbon fern, as it is variously called (Pteris ..."

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