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bracken, Pteridium esculentumnoun
fern of southeastern Asia; not hardy in cold temperate regions
bracken, pasture brake, brake, Pteridium aquilinumnoun
large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
Any of several coarse ferns, of genus Pteridium, that forms dense thickets; often poisonous to livestock
An area of countryside heavily infested with this fern
Bracken (Pteridium) is a genus of large, coarse ferns in the family Dennstaedtiaceae. Ferns (Pteridophyta) are vascular plants that have alternating generations, large plants that produce spores and small plants that produce sex cells (eggs and sperm). Brackens are noted for their large, highly divided leaves. They are found on all continents except Antarctica and in all environments except deserts, though their typical habitat is moorland. The genus probably has the widest distribution of any fern in the world. The word bracken is of Old Norse origin, related to Swedish bräken and Danish bregne, both meaning fern. In the past, the genus was commonly treated as having only one species, Pteridium aquilinum, but the recent trend is to subdivide it into about ten species. Like other ferns, brackens do not have seeds or fruits, but the immature fronds, known as fiddleheads, are sometimes eaten, although some are thought to be carcinogenic.
a brake or fern
Bracken is a genus of large, coarse ferns in the family Dennstaedtiaceae. Ferns are vascular plants that have alternating generations, large plants that produce spores and small plants that produce sex cells. Brackens are noted for their large, highly divided leaves. They are found on all continents except Antarctica and in all environments except deserts; though their typical habitat is moorland. The genus probably has the widest distribution of any fern in the world. In the past, the genus was commonly treated as having only one species, Pteridium aquilinum, but the recent trend is to subdivide it into about ten species. As ferns, brackens do not have seeds or fruits, but the immature fronds, known as fiddleheads, are edible. The word bracken is of Old Norse origin, related to the Swedish word bräken, meaning fern.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brak′en, n. fern. [See Brake.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bracken is ranked #4299 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bracken surname appeared 8,265 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Bracken.
89.7% or 7,415 total occurrences were White.
5.8% or 484 total occurrences were Black.
2% or 170 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.4% or 121 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 48 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 27 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of bracken in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of bracken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of bracken in a Sentence
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- орлова папратBulgarian
- falaguera aquilina, falguera aquilinaCatalan, Valencian
- raineachScottish Gaelic
- mārohi, rarauhe, rauaruheMāori
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