from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of two species of fern with delicate, hair-like stalks, especially Adiantum capillus-veneris.
- n. Designating various types of moss or flowering plants.
- n. Either of two ericaceous plants, the creeping snowberry or the checkerberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having very slender graceful stalks and delicate palmately branched fronds, especially (Adiantum pedatum). 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fern of the genus Adiantum, particularly A. Capillus-Veneris, a native of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, China, and Japan, and A. pedatum, a native of North America from Canada southward, Hindustan, Japan, and Manchuria.
- n. A stuff in use for garments in the fourteenth century.
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
What it is: The extract of the leaves of the ginkgo plant (also known as the maidenhair tree).
They started their horses, but a dog-tooth violet, shouldering amongst the maidenhair, caught her eye and made her rein in again.
And all about them were ferns, a score of varieties, from the tiny gold-backs and maidenhair to huge brakes six and eight feet tall.
On the steep incline above the spring grew tiny maidenhair ferns, while higher up were larger ferns and brakes.
For an urban tree, he likes the gingko or maidenhair tree, a living fossil from prehistoric times that turns bright yellow in fall before dropping its leaves all at once.
The most important thing is to water the maidenhair fern every day.
When Rebekka falls ill, Lina treats her with a mixture of herbs: devil's bit, mugwort, Saint-John's-wort, maidenhair, and periwinkle.
Incipient polyploid speciation in the maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum, adiantaceae)?
The riparian areas surrounding the springs are oases of velvet ash, chinkapin oak, Texas madrone, bigtooth maple, maidenhair fern, and sawgrass.
Ginkgo is extracted from the leaves of the Chinese maidenhair tree, and its seeds have been used in herbal medicines for thousands of years.