Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tree fern

noun

Definition of tree fern

  1. :  any of various ferns (especially families Cyatheaceae and Dicksoniaceae) of arborescent habit with a woody stem



1830

First Known Use of tree fern

1830


TREE FERN Defined for Kids

tree fern

noun

Definition of tree fern for Students

  1. :  a tropical fern with a tall woody stalk and a crown of often feathery leaves




Learn More about tree fern


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tree fern? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

prophetic or oracular

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine lazy melancholy frenetic
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ