ostrich fern

noun

Definition of ostrich fern

: any of a genus (Matteuccia) of temperate-zone ferns especially : a tall fern (M. struthiopteris) with graceful arched fronds which are the source of edible fiddleheads

First Known Use of ostrich fern

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Ostrich fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ostrich%20fern. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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