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Origin: Middle English ; from Old English fearn ; from Indo-European an unverified form porno-, leaf, feather (from source Sanskrit parna, feather, leaf) ; from base an unverified form per-, to transport, fly from source fare
- ferny adjective
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Origin: Middle English, from Old English fearn; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
- fernˈy adjective
fern - Science Definition
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