Boston fern

noun

Definition of Boston fern

: a luxuriant fern (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis) often with drooping much-divided fronds

First Known Use of Boston fern

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Boston fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston%20fern. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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