maidenhair


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maid•en•hair

(ˈmeɪd nˌhɛər)

n.
any of numerous ferns of the genus Adiantum, of the polypody family, having slender glossy stalks and finely divided fronds. Also called maid′enhair fern′.
[1375–1425]
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Noun1.maidenhair - any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched frondsmaidenhair - any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Adiantum, genus Adiantum - cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
Adiantum capillus-veneris, common maidenhair, southern maidenhair, Venus maidenhair, Venushair, Venus'-hair fern - delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan
Adiantum pedatum, American maidenhair fern, five-fingered maidenhair fern - hardy palmately branched North American fern with divergent recurved branches borne on lustrous dark reddish stipes
Adiantum bellum, Bermuda maidenhair, Bermuda maidenhair fern - delicate endemic Bermudian fern with creeping rootstock
Adiantum tenerum, brittle maidenhair, brittle maidenhair fern - tropical American fern with broad pinnae; widely cultivated
Translations

maidenhair

[ˈmeɪdnhɛəʳ] N (also maidenhair fern) → cabello m de Venus, culantrillo m

maidenhair

[ˈmeɪdnˌhɛəʳ] n (also maidenhair fern) → capelvenere m
References in classic literature ?
One huge gingko tree, topping all the others, shot its great limbs and maidenhair foliage over the fort which we had constructed.
May, they told him, was in the dining-room inspecting the mound of Jacqueminot roses and maidenhair in the centre of the long table, and the placing of the Maillard bonbons in openwork silver baskets between the candelabra.
On the steep incline above the spring grew tiny maidenhair ferns, while higher up were larger ferns and brakes.
The brook, of which the banks were clothed with dense masses of a gigantic species of maidenhair fern interspersed with feathery tufts of wild asparagus, sung merrily at our side, the soft air murmured through the leaves of the silver trees, doves cooed around, and bright-winged birds flashed like living gems from bough to bough.
Ground hugging maidenhair ferns are also perfect for squeezing into the nooks and crannies of a dry-stone wall or a craggy stumpery, which is a combo of old tree stumps, boulders and ferns that provides an ideal home for wildlife.
As a final commemoration of the bicentenary, a Ginko Biloba, commonly known as the Maidenhair Tree, donated by the Friends of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, was planted on Monday.
Range :The most popular ferns for use as houseplants are the staghorn fern (Platycerium), bird's nest fern (Asplenium), deersfoot fern (Davallia), blue star fern (Phlebodium), maidenhair fern (Adiantum), holly fern (Cyrtomium), brake fern and ribbon fern (Pteris), and cliffbrake fern (Pellaea).
So if you don't have the outdoor spaces, consider growing some tender specimens such as the Maidenhair fern in a bottle indoors.
ADIANTUM: MAIDENHAIR THE Maidenhair is one the daintiest and most beautiful ferns but also one of the trickiest.
Cultivars to include are Holly Fern, "Autumn Fern" and "Lady in Red" for color and adaptability, but do not overlook our native ferns, such as Christmas fern, Lady Fern, and Maidenhair Fern.