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leather fern
  1. n. stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides [syn: golden fern, Acrostichum aureum]

  2. widely distributed fern of tropical southern hemisphere having leathery pinnatifid fronds [syn: leatherleaf fern, ten-day fern, Rumohra adiantiformis, Polystichum adiantiformis]

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There was about an hour left before the shops closed, and after parking in a city lot on Beverly Drive, I spent it like a gameshow winner on a spree, buying an antique lace blouse at a boutique on Canon, perfume and bath soap at Giorgio, a quart of Friisen Gladje raspberry chocolate ice cream, an enormous gourmet basket at Jurgensens, the copper skillet she'd wanted at Davis-Sonoma, a dozen coral roses arranged with leather fern and baby's breath.