1. clover fern any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets
  2. cleverness intelligence, especially quickness and wittiness
  3. silver fern tropical American fern having fronds with white undersides
  4. perseverance the act of persisting
  5. glory fern named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered
  6. cover version a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
  7. cross-reference a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
  8. reverence a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
  9. coreference the grammatical relation between two words that have a common referent
  10. government the system or form by which a community is ruled
  11. cover for provide an excuse or alibi for someone so as to cover up guilt
  12. self-referent referring back to itself
  13. Calvary cross a Latin cross set on three steps
  14. California fern large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous
  15. governess a woman who cares for and instructs a child in a household
  16. clever clogs an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
  17. inference drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence
  18. bladder fern any fern of the genus Cystopteris characterized by a hooded indusium or bladderlike membrane covering the sori
  19. coffee fern evergreen fern of California and Baja California
  20. golden fern tropical American fern having fronds with light golden undersides