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fernnoun [C]

uk   /fɜːn/  us   /fɝːn/
a ​greenplant with ​longstems, ​leaves like ​feathers, and no ​flowers
(Definition of fern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fernnoun [C]

 us   /fɜrn/
a ​greenplant with ​longstems, ​wide, ​thinleaves, and no ​flowers
(Definition of fern from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fern”
in Korean 양치식물…
in Arabic سَرْخَس…
in Malaysian paku-pakis…
in French fougère…
in Russian папоротник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蕨, 蕨類植物…
in Italian felce…
in Turkish eğreltiotu…
in Polish paproć…
in Spanish helecho…
in Vietnamese cây dương xỉ…
in Portuguese samambaia…
in Thai ต้นเฟิร์น…
in German der Farn…
in Catalan falguera…
in Japanese シダ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蕨, 蕨类植物…
in Indonesian pakis…
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