maidenhair fern
maidenhair fern maidenhair fern n. See {maidenhair}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • maidenhair fern — maidenhair maid en*hair , maidenhair fern maidenhair fern, n. (Bot.) Any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus {Adiantum} having very slender graceful stalks and delicate palmately branched fronds, especially ({Adiantum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maidenhair fern — maidenhair UK [ˈmeɪd(ə)nˌheə(r)] / US [ˈmeɪd(ə)nˌher] or maidenhair fern UK / US noun [uncountable] a type of plant with thin delicate leaves …   English dictionary

  • maidenhair fern — ► NOUN ▪ a fern with slender stalked fronds …   English terms dictionary

  • maidenhair fern — noun any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds • Syn: ↑maidenhair • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair f …   Useful english dictionary

  • maidenhair fern — noun Date: 1833 any of a genus (Adiantum) of ferns with delicate palmately branched fronds called also maidenhair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maidenhair fern — noun Any of several ferns, of the genus Adiantum, having delicate palmately branched fronds …   Wiktionary

  • maidenhair fern — any of several ferns of the genus Adiantum, including A. pedatum, which is used as an expectorant and demulcent …   Medical dictionary

  • Maidenhair fern — Adiantum (P) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • maidenhair fern —    Iwa iwa (for various kinds, see Haw. Eng. entry and entries that follow it) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • brittle maidenhair fern — noun tropical American fern with broad pinnae; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑brittle maidenhair, ↑Adiantum tenerum • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑maidenhair fern • Hyponyms: ↑Farley maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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