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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furn]
    • /fɜrn/
    • /fɜːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furn]
    • /fɜrn/

Definitions of ferns word

  • noun ferns a female given name. 1
  • noun ferns Plural form of fern. 1
  • noun ferns plural of fern. 0

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Origin of ferns

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English ferne, Old English fearn; cognate with German Farn fern, Sanskrit parná feather

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Parts of speech for Ferns


ferns popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ferns usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ferns

noun ferns

  • thicket — a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.
  • scrub — to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., or against a rough surface in washing.
  • shrubbery — a planting of shrubs: He hit the croquet ball into the shrubbery.
  • undergrowth — low-lying vegetation or small trees growing beneath larger trees; underbrush.
  • groveSir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.

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