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Definition of Ostrich fern
Ostrich fernOstrich Os"trich, n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche,
ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio
ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary,
Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio
camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and
very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a
long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable
of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.
Note: The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and
the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by
some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South
Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes.
The body of the male is covered with elegant black
plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the
most valuable white plumes.
Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the
sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc.
Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for
the sake of their feathers, etc.
Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea
Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a
circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in
Europe and North America.
Meaning of Ostrich fern from wikipedia
- Bracken, Pteridium
aquilinum, found worldwide
(Toxic if not cooked
fully) Ostrich fern
in northern regions
is a genus
with one species, Matteuccia struthiopteris
(common names ostrich fern
, fiddlehead fern
or shuttle**** fern
). The species
(bracken), Matteuccia struthiopteris
), and Osmundastrum cinnamomeum
). Diplazium esculentum
is also used by some tropical...
orientalis, the Oriental ostrich fern
, is a fern native
to China, ****an, and the Himalayas. It grows
0.6 m (2 ft) in height
- although rarely
in bogs. The interrupted fern
is often found alongside ostrich
and sensitive ferns
. Osmunda claytoniana fronds
- Struthiolaria Ostrich fern
(Matteuccia struthiopteris) Ostrich plume
or red ginger
(Alpinia purpurata) Ostrich
Media, British company
, 1937 Donald...
such as some ferns
. Asteraceae Bromeliad Billbergia Fern
Bird's nest fern Ostrich fern
Wild bird's-nest fern Botany
- "Spore Germination
of the Young Gametophyte
of the Ostrich Fern
(Matteuccia struthiopteris)". American Journal
of Botany. 52 (1): 82...
- barberry. Fern Valley
- on ravine
slopes, ferns including
New York fern
, hay-scented fern
, Christmas fern
, ostrich fern
, and marginal shield fern
. Glen Dale...
- North American species
with ostrich fern
it is one of the largest ferns
in eastern North
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