plural adder's-ferns

Definition of adder's-fern

1 : the common polypody (Polypodium vulgare)

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First Known Use of adder's-fern

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Adder's-fern.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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