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Sticherus flabellatus


a large Australasian fern with fan-like repeatedly forked fronds; sometimes placed in genus Gleichenia


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Sticherus flabellatus*
(* Sticherus flabellatus may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Gleichenia flabellata [species] | fan fern | umbrella fern | G. flabellata [abbreviation, species] | S. flabellatus [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Sticherus flabellatus [species]

a small fern found in eastern Australia. A common and attractive plant with shiny dark foliage and with slightly toothed edges on the smallest parts of the fronds. Often seen in large numbers in suitably moist gullies, creeks or near waterfalls. Two ... (42 of 174 words, 1 image)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

fern [plant] | Salvinia auriculata [species] | Pellaea viridis [species] | Pityrogramma calomelanos [species] | Cyrtomium falcatum [species] | Adiantum hispidulum [species] | Pteris cretica [species] | Pellaea wrightiana [species] | Polystichum scopulinum [species] | ...

any of several nonflowering vascular plants that possess true roots, stems, and complex leaves and that reproduce by spores. They belong to the lower ... (24 of 919 words, 20 images)


New World Dictionary:

fern | ferny [adjective, related]

any of a widespread division (Filicophyta) of nonflowering embryophytes having roots, stems, and fronds, and reproducing by spores instead of by seeds (22 of 49 words, pronunciation, 1 image)



fern | ferns [plural] | Filicophyta [archaic, synonym]

Any of a group of some twenty thousand species of vascular plants classified in the division Pteridophyta that lack seeds and reproduce by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations. (31 of 41 words, pronunciations, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

fern | fernlike [adjective, derived]

any tracheophyte plant of the phylum "Filicinophyta", having roots, stems, ... | any of certain similar but unrelated plants, such as the sweet fern (23 of 502 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

fern | ferneries [plural] | fernery [derived] | ferny [derived] | ferns [related]

a flowerless plant which has feathery or leafy fronds and reproduces by spores released from the undersides of the fronds. Ferns have a vascular ... (24 of 89 words, pronunciation)



fern | fernlike [adjective, related] | ferny [adjective, related]

any of a division (Filicophyta) or class (Filicopsida) of flowerless spore-producing vascular plants having alternating sporophyte and gametophyte ... (18 of 85 words, pronunciations)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

fern | Christmas fern | male fern

any plant of the division Polypodiophyta. Fern species, numbering several thousand, are found throughout the world but are especially abundant in ... (21 of 66 words)


Random House Dictionary:

fern | Fern

any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of ... | "Fern" : a female given name. (17 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

fern [countable] | ferns [plural]

a plant with leaves shaped like feathers and no flowers (10 of 35 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

fern | ferny [adjective, related]

Any of numerous flowerless, seedless vascular plants having roots, stems, and fronds and reproducing by spores. (16 of 34 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a green plant with long stems, leaves like feathers and no flowers (12 of 17 words, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

fern | ferns [plural] | Filicales [member of]

a plant that has roots, stems, and fronds, but no flowers, and reproduces by means of spores. Order Filicales. (19 of 40 words, pronunciation)

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