n. any of various ferns of the genus Polystichum having fronds with texture and gloss like holly
tropical Old World fern having glossy fronds suggestive of holly; sometimes placed in genus Polystichum [syn: Cyrtomium aculeatum, Polystichum aculeatum]
Holly fern or hollyfern is a common name for several different species and genera of ferns:Species
- Cyrtomium falcatum in the genus Cyrtomium
- Polystichum lonchitis in the genus Polystichum
Usage examples of "holly fern".
The tiny pink stars of stonecrop softened the edges of fissures in the silvery-grey rock, stone bramble and holly fern flourished, while wine-red moss-campion and yellow saxifrage lent a splash of bright colour.