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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Adiantoideae — the maidenhair ferns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of ferns, widely distributed, and great favorites in hothouses on account of their beautiful forms.
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- n. cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
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