sweet fern


: a small North American shrub (Comptonia peregrina) of the wax-myrtle family with aromatic leaves

Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweet fern was in 1654

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“Sweet fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20fern. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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