Goldie's fern

noun

Gol·​die's fern
ˈgōldēz-
variants or Goldie-fern or Goldie's shield fern or Goldie's wood fern
: a North American fern (Dryopteris goldiana) with a blackish lustrous stipe

Word History

Etymology

after John Goldie †1886 Scottish traveler in the U.S., its discoverer

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“Goldie's fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goldie%27s%20fern. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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