green spleenwort

noun

Definition of green spleenwort

: a small often many-crowned fern (Asplenium viride) with slender linear to lanceolate fronds and slim green stripes that is widely distributed in cool parts of the northern hemisphere

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“Green spleenwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20spleenwort. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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