walking fern

noun

Definition of walking fern

: a fern of the genus Camptosorus (especially C. rhizophyllus)

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History and Etymology for walking fern

so called from the fact that it seems to move from place to place due to its forming identical new plants from the elongate tips of its fronds

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“Walking fern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20fern. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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