Definition of lady fern in English:

lady fern


  • A tall, graceful fern of worldwide distribution which favours moist shady habitats.

    • ‘There are mushrooms and nettles and lady fern fiddleheads.’
    • ‘Near the streams is an abundance of lady fern, netted chain fern, royal fern, cinnamon fern, and New York fern, often growing beneath a layer of mountain laurel.’
    • ‘On moist slopes above the terraces, northern maidenhair replaces the lady fern, and oceanspray populates the shrub layer.’