bracken

fern abundant on heaths (OED); dry ferns, scythed in autumn, for animal bedding (E, 142)
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Bracken

Bracken (Pteridium) is a genus of large, coarse ferns in the family Dennstaedtiaceae. Ferns (Pteridophyta) are vascular plants that have alternating generations, large plants that produce spores and small plants that produce sex cells (eggs and sperm). Brackens are noted for their large, highly divided leaves. They are found on all continents exce...
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Bracken

• (n.) A brake or fern.
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bracken

brake 1 Pteridium aquilinum noun large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
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Bracken

Brack'en noun [ Middle English braken , Anglo-Saxon bracce . See 2d Brake , noun ] A brake or fern. Sir W. Scott.
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bracken

Any of several large ferns (especially Pteridium aquilinum) which grow abundantly in the northern hemisphere. The rootstock produces coarse fronds each year, which die down in autumn
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Bracken

Bracken (Pteris aquilina) or common brake or fern is a common British and almost world-wide fern found growing on heathland. Its stem is a wide- spreading underground structure, covered with fine brown hairs and giving off roots in all directions; this stem sends up each year a single leaf or frond which may vary in height from 15 centimetres to fo...
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bracken

bracken or brake,common name for a tall fern (Pteridium aquilinum) with large triangular fronds, widespread throughout the world, often as a weed. It is considered poisonous to livestock when eaten in quantity, but the rootstocks and the young shoots, cooked, are used for food. Bracken is also a sou...
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bracken

fern abundant on heaths (OED); dry ferns, scythed in autumn, for animal bedding (E, 142)
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bracken

genus of ferns (Pteridium), the sole species (P. aquilinum) of which is widely distributed throughout the world in temperate and tropical regions. ... [5 related articles]
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Bracken

The robust fern Pteridium aquilinum that forms dense thickets in montane grassland and forest margins.
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bracken

[n] - fern of southeastern Asia 2. [n] - large coarse fern often several feet high
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