What does the word Ferns mean?

  • Seedless nonflowering plants of the class Filicinae. They reproduce by spores that appear as dots on the underside of feathery fronds. In earlier classifications the Pteridophyta included the club mosses, horsetails, ferns, and various fossil groups. In more recent classifications, pteridophytes and spermatophytes ( seed- bearing plants) are in the division, or phylum, Tracheophyta.

Usage examples for Ferns

  1. Nor was she disappointed, for Amy said: Burt, I have gathered and pressed nearly all the ferns I need already. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe

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