cliff brake

noun

Definition of cliff brake

: a fern of the genus Pellaea (especially P. atropurpurea) growing usually on cliffs and walls

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“Cliff brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cliff%20brake. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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