Definition of oak fern in English:

oak fern


  • A delicate fern of woods and damp places in the uplands of northern Eurasia and North America.

    Genus Gymnocarpium (formerly Thelypteris), family Woodsiaceae: two species, in particular G. dryopteris

    ‘Aquarius Research Natural Area is particularly rich in ferns, including Western polypody, spreading woodfern, oak fern, male fern, bracken fern, and sword fern.’
    • ‘Here we have concentrated on growing ferns, ranging from the large and leathery Blechnum chilense, to the small and frothy oak fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris.’
    • ‘As well as being a home to wildlife, it also has pockets of enchanted nightshade, yellow pimpernel and oak fern.’
    • ‘Northern oak fern is found on limestone and shale ledges and rock slopes across northern North America and around the world.’
    • ‘A delicate Oak Fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, graces the shady floor of a birch forest.’


oak fern

/ˈōk ˌfərn/ /ˈoʊk ˌfərn/