Hart-s-tongue meaning

härtstŭng
An evergreen fern (Asplenium scolopendrium syn. Phyllitis scolopendrium) of northern temperate regions, having long narrow undivided fronds.
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A fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) with narrow, simple fronds, found in Europe, Asia, and NE North America.
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Origin of hart-s-tongue

  • From the shape of its fronds

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