Lexicon: fern – fete

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fern, n. [OE.] (webplay: flowers).

Forest plant; flora of the woods; undergrowth of several species; green vegetation which has fructification on the back of the leaves or which bears flowers on a stalk which overtops the leaves.

ferocious, adj. [L. ferox.]

Fierce; savage; barbarous; cruel.

ferret, n. [OFr fuiret, robber.] (webplay: color).

Weasel; animal; 14-inch vermin of a pale yellow color with red eyes; creature used to drive rabbits from their den; (see Leviticus 11:30).

fervent, adj. [Fr. boil, glow.]

  1. Ardent; excited; earnest; (see Acts 18:25).
  2. Hot; boiling; (see 2 Peter 3:10).

fervently, adv. [see fervent, adj.] (webplay: religion).

Earnestly; intensely; vehemently; (see Colossians 4:12).

fervor (-s, -'s), n. [ME, to be hot.] (webplay: Summer's).

  1. Intense heat; physical warmth.
  2. Passion; ardor; heat of the mind and soul.

festal, adj. [OFr.]

Festive; joyful; gay; jubilant.

festival, n. [OFr] (webplay: entertainment).

Feast-day; joy; gladness; merrymaking.

fetch (-ed, -es, -ing), v. [OE fecc(e)an.] (webplay: bring, come).

  1. Retrieve; acquire; reach after; (see Genesis 18:4).
  2. Arrive; conclude; come; (see 2 Samuel 14:13).
  3. Bring; carry.
  4. Attract; appeal; draw within a certain compass.

fete, n. [see feast, n.]

Large scale entertainment; holiday; bazaar; commemoration.