American rock brake

noun
rock-inhabiting fern of northern North America growing in massive tufts and having fronds resembling parsley
Hypernyms: ↑rock brake
Member Holonyms: ↑Cryptogramma, ↑genus Cryptogramma

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a rock-inhabiting fern (Cryptogramma acrostichoides) of northern No. America

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