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Definition of "ferny" [fern•y]

  • Of, or pertaining to ferns (adjective)
  • Like a fern, having the shape or feel of a fern. (adjective)
  • Covered in ferns. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ferny" in a sentence
  • "This is a crab apple of incredible delicacy, with amber fruits no larger than currants and delicate ferny foliage that turns buttery yellow when the chill of the season takes a hold."
  • "This great little plant is a ferny-leaved version of cilantro."
  • "Beneath the trees grow clumps of pale cardamine andwild geranium, fragrant blue phlox, ferny gold corydalis, maroon trilliums, and dainty clumps of wild wood violets."