Christmas fern

noun

: a North American evergreen fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Examples of Christmas fern in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fern species include cinnamon, royal and the evergreen Christmas fern. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christmas fern was in 1873

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“Christmas fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christmas%20fern. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Christmas fern

noun
: a North American evergreen fern often used for winter decorations
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