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