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Noun: shuttlecock fern
  1. Tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
    - ostrich fern, fiddlehead, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Pteretis struthiopteris, Onoclea struthiopteris

Derived forms: shuttlecock ferns

Type of: fern

Part of: genus Matteuccia, genus Pteretis, Matteuccia, Pteretis

Encyclopedia: Shuttlecock fern