Venus-hair
noun Date: 1548 a delicate maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) that grows chiefly on wet calcareous rocks

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  • Venus' hair — can refer to:*In geology, fine crystals of rutile in quartz. *In horticulture, a name for ferns in the genus Adiantum …   Wikipedia

  • Venus'-hair — [vē′nəs her΄] n. a maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus veneris) of tropical America and the S U.S. * * * …   Universalium

  • Venus'-hair — [vē′nəs her΄] n. a maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus veneris) of tropical America and the S U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Venus' hair fern — laumiaplaukis adiantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Adiantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Adiantum capillus veneris), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Adiantum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Venus'-hair fern — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑southern maidenhair, ↑Venus maidenhair, ↑Adiantum capillus veneris • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus Anadyomene — [ Αναδυόμενη ( Anadyómenē ), rising up .] ( Venus Rising From the Sea ) was one of the iconic representations of Aphrodite, made famous in a much admired painting by Apelles, now lost, but described in Pliny s Natural History, with the anecdote… …   Wikipedia

  • Venus maidenhair — laumiaplaukis adiantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Adiantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Adiantum capillus veneris), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Adiantum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Venus maidenhair — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair fern, ↑southern maidenhair, ↑Adiantum capillus veneris • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus in the fiction of Leigh Brackett — Venus and Venusians are frequently appearing settings and characters for many of the Solar System stories of Leigh Brackett. Brackett s Venus shares some characteristics with the astronomical Venus, but in other respects functions as a consistent …   Wikipedia

  • Venus's hair — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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