from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any alcyonarian polyp resembling a fern.
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With the cliffs, and the sand, and sea, and the nice little lobster and clam basins they knew about; and the countless shells for dishes, and fish-scales for jewellery, and kelp for carpets, and dulse and feathery sea-fern for decorations.
Sara, a Princess Fannie E. Newberry