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Giant moas were happily foraging for tree-fern buds while the Magna Carta was being signed and the Florentines were building Brunelleschi’s dome.
For entirely different scenery, hike the enchanted wonderland that is the Hoh Rain Forest, where ferns blanket the forest floor and moss drapes from giant evergreens.
Leg of lamb with fiddlehead ferns took on an exotic, earthy sweetness from a gluten-free sauce thickened with pureed red rice.
Sometimes the passenger-side view was a wall of ferns, close enough to touch, while up in the tree canopy, bright bursts of improbable blossoms looked suitable for tucking behind an ear, if only they could be reached.
Some look like ferns, some like cabbages, others like peace lilies.
The restaurant has a garden with Tibetan Prayer wheels, brick paved patio with seating, and a pergola surrounded by palms, ferns and other small trees.
To achieve this look, florists use flowers like bells of Ireland, hydrangeas, green gladiolus, as well as ferns, decorative leaves, and even moss.
The castle’s stone walls were as thick as a bus, covered with moss and miniature ferns.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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