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maidenhair fern

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various ferns of the genus Adiantum, having purplish to black stalks, usually feathery fronds, and delicate fan-shaped leaflets with marginal sori.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several ferns, of the genus Adiantum, having delicate palmately branched fronds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See maidenhair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds

Etymologies

From the fineness of its stems.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • any of a genus (Adiantum) of ferns with delicate palmately branched fronds —called also maidenhair

    January 25, 2008