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noun brack·en \ˈbra-kən\

Definition of bracken

  1. 1 :  a large coarse fern; especially :  a nearly cosmopolitan brake (Pteridium aquilinum) found in most tropical and temperate regions

  2. 2 :  a growth of brakes

Origin and Etymology of bracken

Middle English braken, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish brækne fern


First Known Use: 14th century


BRACKEN Defined for English Language Learners

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noun brack·en \ˈbra-kən\

Definition of bracken for English Language Learners

  • : a large plant that grows commonly in many places around the world : a large kind of fern


BRACKEN Defined for Kids

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noun brack·en \ˈbra-kən\

Definition of bracken for Students

  1. :  a large branching fern


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