maidenhair definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two types of fern with delicate, hair-like stalks, specially Adiantum capillus-veneris.
    • Designating a lot of different moss or flowering plants.
    • Either of two ericaceous flowers, the creeping snowberry and/or checkerberry.
    • any one of various small to huge terrestrial ferns for the genus Adiantum having extremely slender graceful stalks and delicate palmately branched fronds, particularly (Adiantum pedatum). It's quite common in the United States, and it is occasionally used in medication. The name normally placed on other types of equivalent genus, regarding the Venus-hair.
    • A fern of the genus Adiantum, specially A. Capillus-Veneris, a native of North and south usa, Europe, Asia, Africa, Asia, and Japan, and A. pedatum, a native of North America from Canada southward, Hindustan, Japan, and Manchuria.
    • A stuff being used for garments inside fourteenth century.
    • some of different little to large terrestrial ferns for the genus Adiantum having fine palmately branched fronds

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