gold fern

noun

Definition of gold fern

: any of several ferns (as members of the genera Notholaena and Pityrogramma) having the lower surfaces of the fronds covered with a golden yellow spore mass or group of sori

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“Gold fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gold%20fern. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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