fern seed

noun

: the dustlike asexual spores of ferns formerly thought to be seeds and believed to make the possessor invisible

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fern seed was in 1596

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Cite this Entry

“Fern seed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fern%20seed. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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