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Noun: bead fern
  1. Beautiful spreading fern of eastern North America and eastern Asia naturalized in western Europe; pinnately divided fronds show a slight tendency to fold when touched; pinnules enclose groups of sori in beadlike lobes
    - sensitive fern, Onoclea sensibilis

Derived forms: bead ferns

Type of: fern

Part of: genus Onoclea, Onoclea

Encyclopedia: Bead fern