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fern seed

fern seed
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furn seed]
    • /fɜrn sid/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furn seed]
    • /fɜrn sid/

Definitions of fern seed words

  • noun fern seed the spores of ferns, formerly supposed to have the power to make persons invisible. 1
  • noun fern seed the minute particles by which ferns reproduce themselves, formerly thought to be invisible. Possession of them was thought to make a person invisible 0
  • noun fern seed the dustlike spores of ferns: formerly believed to make the person who carried them invisible 0
  • noun fern seed (botany) The asexual, dustlike spores of a fern which resemble seeds. 0

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Origin of fern seed

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fern seed

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fern seed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fern seed usage trend in Literature

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