holly fern


: any of certain ferns having fronds of a texture and glossy surface suggesting holly: such as
: an evergreen fern (Polystichum lonchitis) of the north temperate zone
: a California fern (Polystichum aculeatum) that is often cultivated for ornament
: a tropical Old World fern (Cyrtomium aculeatum)

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“Holly fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holly%20fern. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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