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Definition of Male fern
Male fernMale Male, a. [F. m[^a]le, OF. masle, mascle, fr. L. masculus
male, masculine, dim. of mas a male; possibly akin to E. man.
Cf. Masculine, Marry, v. t.]
1. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates
young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces
spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female;
as, male organs.
2. (Bot.) Capable of producing fertilization, but not of
bearing fruit; -- said of stamens and antheridia, and of
the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.
3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of
a male; masculine; as, male courage.
4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
5. (Mech.) Adapted for entering another corresponding piece
(the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as,
a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a
male screw, etc.
Male berry (Bot.), a kind of coffee. See Pea berry.
Male fern (Bot.), a fern of the genus Aspidium (A.
Filixmas), used in medicine as an anthelmintic, esp.
against the tapeworm. Aspidium marginale in America, and
A. athamanticum in South Africa, are used as good
substitutes for the male fern in medical practice. See
Female fern, under Female.
Male rhyme, a rhyme in which only the last syllables agree,
as laid, afraid, dismayed. See Female rhyme, under
Male screw (Mech.), a screw having threads upon its
exterior which enter the grooves upon the inside of a
corresponding nut or female screw.
Male thread, the thread of a male screw.
Meaning of Male fern from wikipedia
filix-mas, the male fern
, is a common fern
of the temperate Northern
to much of Europe, Asia, and North
America. It favours...
- eusporangiate ferns
, the latter group including horsetails
rushes, whisk ferns
, marattioid ferns
, and ophioglossoid ferns
. Ferns first
- commonly called
the wood ferns
, male ferns
(referring in particular
filix-mas), or buckler ferns
, is a fern genus
in the family
affinis, the scaly male fern
or golden-scaled male fern
, is a fern native
and southern Europe
Asia. It is most...
filix-femina, the lady fern
, is a large, feathery species
of fern native throughout
most of the temperate Northern
, duckweed fern
moss, water fern
) is a genus
of seven species
of aquatic ferns
in the family
Salviniaceae. They are extremely...
- The fern flower
is a magic flower
in Baltic mythology
(Lithuanian: paparčio žiedas, Latvian: papardes
zieds), in Estonian mythology
- Cody Fern
(born 6 July 1988) is an Australian actor
and director. Following
his feature debut
in The Tribes
of Palos Verdes
(2017), he portra**** murder...
- Fern Athyrium
filix-femina and Hart's Tongue Fern Asplenium scolopendrium
to have around three hundred varieties
or sports. Scaly Male Fern
gall in ferns
. The gall develops
in the terminal shoots
, such as broad buckler fern
(Dryopteris dilatata), male fern
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