male fern

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male fern

n.
A fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) of Eurasia and North America, having stalks with brown scales and containing an oleoresin formerly used to expel tapeworms.

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n Latin name:
Dryopteris filix-mas; parts used: dried rhizomes, roots; uses: anthelmintic; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, hepatotoxicity, toxic. Also called
bear's paw, erkek egrelti, helecho macho, knotty brake, marginal shield-fern, shield fern, sweet brake, or
wurmfarn.

male fern