1. abounding in or covered with ferns

the ferny undergrowth

Syn: ↑ferned
Ant: ↑fernless (for: ↑ferned)
Similar to: ↑braky, ↑fernlike
Derivationally related forms: ↑fern
2. resembling ferns especially in leaf shape

the ferny shadows of locust leaves

Syn: ↑fernlike
Similar to: ↑ferned
Derivationally related forms: ↑fern

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