Maidenhair

• (n.) A fern of the genus Adiantum (A. pedatum), having very slender graceful stalks. It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair.
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maidenhair

maidenhair fern noun any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds
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Maidenhair

Maid'en·hair` noun (Botany) A fern of the genus Adiantum ( A. pedatum ), having very slender graceful stalks. It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair. Maiden grass...
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maidenhair

Any of a group of ferns, especially A. capillus-veneris, with delicately hanging hairlike fronds ending in small kidney-shaped spore-bearing lobes. It is widely distributed in the Americas, and is sometimes found in the British Isles. (Genus Adiantum, family Polypodiaceae.)
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Maidenhair

Maidenhair is the name given to the Adiantum Capilliis-veneris, an elegant fern with a creeping scaly rhizome, and bipinnate fronds, the leaflets of which are between rhomboidal and wedge-shaped, margined with rectangular sori, and more or less deeply lobed. It is found growing on rocks and walls in Britain, and possesses demulcent and mucilaginous...
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maidenhair

[n] - any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds
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