A craze, in 19th-century England, for collecting ferns and for using images of ferns in the decorative arts

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  • Pteridomania — Pter i*do*ma ni*a, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a fern + E. mania.] A madness, craze, or strong fancy, for ferns. [R.] C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Charles Kingsley — Born 12 June 1819(1819 06 12) Holne, Devon, England Died 23 January 1875(1875 01 23) (aged 55) Eversley, Hampshire, England …   Wikipedia

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