1. meadow fern fern of northeastern North America
  2. metaphor a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  3. meadow saffron bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe
  4. bead fern beautiful spreading fern of eastern North America and eastern Asia naturalized in western Europe; pinnately divided fronds show a slight tendency to fold when touched; pinnules enclose groups of sori in beadlike lobes
  5. midwifery the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
  6. seed fern an extinct seed-producing fernlike plant of the order Cycadofilicales (or group Pteridospermae)
  7. modern ahead of the times
  8. lady fern most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliage
  9. male fern fern of North America and Europe whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapeworms
  10. wood fern any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris
  11. wood-fern any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris
  12. woodfern any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris
  13. Modern used of a living language
  14. metformin an antidiabetic drug prescribed to treat type II diabetes
  15. Medford town in northeastern Massachusetts
  16. modifier a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  17. meadowlark North American songbirds having a yellow breast
  18. motivation psychological feature arousing action toward a desired goal
  19. tavern a building with a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
  20. glade fern North American fern with narrow fronds on yellowish leafstalks