Definition of bristle fern in English:

bristle fern


  • A mainly tropical filmy fern with hair-like bristles protruding from the spore-containing bodies.

    • ‘In the darkest areas in several gullies, he found the Killarney bristle fern.’
    • ‘Ferns of interest included the bristle fern.’
    • ‘Bristle fern demands shaded crevices and grottoes in sandy or acidic rocks.’
    • ‘The streak-sorus fern is often associated with, most notably, the Appalachian bristle fern.’
    • ‘Bristle fern, Polystichum and Rumohra are some of the genera which have representatives in the South African flora.’