Bracken meaning

brăkən
A fern (Pteridium aquilinum) found worldwide, with large, triangular fronds usually divided into three parts.
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An area with dense thickets of this fern.
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Any of a genus (Pteridium, family Polypodiaceae) of large, coarse, weedy ferns, occurring in meadows, woods, and esp. wastelands: very closely related to the brake ferns.
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A growth of such ferns.
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A surname​.
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Origin of bracken

  • Middle English braken probably of Scandinavian origin bhreg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition