Japanese shield fern

noun

Definition of Japanese shield fern

: autumn fern Autumn fern, also called Japanese shield fern, can be used as a massed ground cover in shady areas, and grows about 2 feet tall. — Joan Brookwell, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), 24 Oct. 1997

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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