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Noun: holly fern  hó-lee furn
  1. Any of various ferns of the genus Polystichum having fronds with texture and gloss like holly
  2. Tropical Old World fern having glossy fronds suggestive of holly; sometimes placed in genus Polystichum
    - Cyrtomium aculeatum, Polystichum aculeatum

Derived forms: holly ferns

Type of: fern

Part of: genus Polystichum, Polystichum

Encyclopedia: Holly fern