Definitions

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  • n. A syrup prepared from the maidenhair, formerly supposed to have medicinal properties.
  • n. Any simple syrup flavoured with orange flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sirup prepared from the maiden-hair, formerly supposed to have medicinal properties.
  • n. Any simple sirup flavored with orange flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The maidenhair fern, Adiantum Capillus-Veneris.
  • n. A kind of syrup prepared with maidenhair fern; also, by extension, any simple syrup, as of sugar or honey, flavored with orange-flowers or orange-flower water.

Etymologies

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French capillaire ("maidenhair").

Examples

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  • Come hither, my love! Let us share

    A libation of virginal hair.

    Oh, how we both yearn

    For a taste of the fern

    And lips festooned with sweet capillaire!

    August 15, 2015