Venus's-hair

Venus's-hair

n
(Plants) a fragile maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris, of tropical and subtropical America, having fan-shaped leaves and a black stem
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Ve′nus's-hair′



n.
a delicate maidenhair fern.
[1540–50]
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