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male fern

noun

Definition of MALE FERN

:  a fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) producing an oleoresin used in expelling tapeworms

First Known Use of MALE FERN

1562

male fern

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALE FERN

:  a fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) of Europe and North America producing an oleoresin that is used in expelling tapeworms—see aspidium

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