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Chinese medicine
Any of a number of ferns (Aspidium falcatum, Dryopteris crassirhizoma, Nephrodium filix, Onoclea orientalis, Woodwardia radicans), the rhizomes of which are used in traditional Chinese medicine; all are referred to guan jung (guan zhong), and thus not differentiated by genus or species. Ferns are anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic and haemostatic, and are used for abscesses, menorrhagia, leukorrhoea, intestinal parasites and thyroiditis.

fern

any pteridophyte plant of the class filicinae, subdivision Pteropsida of the division Tracheophyta, at one time classified in the division Pteridophyta. The ferns constitute the great majority of species in the division and possess large, conspicuous aerial DIPLOID (2) stems. Sporangia are borne on the underside of leaves and the HAPLOID (2) spores usually give rise to homosporous prothalli which carry both ANTHERIDIA and ARCHEGONIA. There is a small group of heterosporous aquatic ferns (see HETEROSPORY).

fern

a terrestrial vascular plant of the order Filicales; reproduction is through spores. A few ferns are poisonous. See pteridium aquilinum, equisetum, cheilanthes, dryopteris. Called also pteridophyte.
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Things only fizzled out when Russell moved to LA and Ferne started to get close to Charlie from the show.
This Henle edition is divided into four parts: a preface, detailing the historic and stylistic considerations of the music and poetry for An die ferne Geliebte; the lyrics of the six poems in the original German and translated into English and French; the musical score, including Beethoven's corrections of Sigmund Anton Steiner's first edition; and the comments section with qualifying notes on corrections.
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She leaves behind her husband, Ronn White of Black Canyon City; her son, Robert Clark III and his fiance, Kelley Storm, of Mesa; a step-daughter, Ally White of Glendale; her mother, Rose (Terrasi) Simard of Glendale; her father and step-mother, Leo and Ferne Simard of Worcester, Mass.
She's worked with Julien Macdonald and Kylie and her silver and semi precious beads range - which includes this gorgeous Ribbon Knot bracelet, pounds 80 - is available at the Victoria Ferne Gallery in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, the Model House in Llantrisant and Palterman and Thomas Gallery in Swansea.
The 6ft 6ins cow, named Chilli, towers over other cattle at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset.
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