from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cultivar of the sword fern Nephrolepis exaltata, having arching or drooping pinnate fronds and popular as a houseplant.
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- noun a sword fern with arching or drooping pinnate fronds; a popular houseplant
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[So called because the cultivar was first discovered in a lot of fern plants shipped to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and subsequently propagated by a local distributor.]
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