Definition of royal fern in English:

royal fern

noun

  • A large pale green fern that has very long spreading fronds with widely spaced oblong lobes, occurring worldwide in wet habitats.

    • ‘Where the woods border the Housatonic River appear colonies of large cinnamon fern, ostrich fern, and royal fern, along with the somewhat smaller sensitive fern.’
    • ‘Honeysuckle, fraochan, wood sorrel, bugle, blue-bell, few-flowered woodrush, royal fern, hay-scented buckler fern and foxglove all occur on the forest floor along with numerous mosses and liverworts.’
    • ‘Cinnamon fern and royal fern may appear in the wetter areas.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In between are cinnamon fern, giant sword fern, long strap fern, royal fern, and swamp fern.’
    • ‘Some are grown for their architectural qualities such as the splendid royal fern, which can reach 1.2m in height in boggy conditions.’
    • ‘This spring the lilies have come into flower at the same time as a nearby royal fern has begun to unroll its crosiers.’
    • ‘Non-woody plants in or near the water include arrow arum, bulltongue arrowhead, foxtail club moss, golden club, Jamaica swamp saw grass, pipewort, royal fern, tall pinebarren milkwort, and several kinds of sedges and rushes.’

Pronunciation:

royal fern

/ˈroi(ə)l fərn/