bracken

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From Middle English braken, probably of Scandinavian origin. Cognates include Danish bregne and Swedish bräken (fern).

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Noun[edit]

bracken (usually uncountable, plural brackens)

  1. (uncountable, countable) Any of several coarse ferns, of genus Pteridium, that forms dense thickets; often poisonous to livestock.
  2. (uncountable) An area of countryside heavily populated by this fern.

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