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
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Translations

maidenhair

[ˈmeɪdnhɛəʳ] N (also maidenhair fern) → cabello m de Venus, culantrillo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

maidenhair

[ˈmeɪdnˌhɛəʳ] n (also maidenhair fern) → capelvenere m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
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.
Sparkling glass ornaments are suspended from the dining room chandelier, dancing over a garden of maidenhair ferns and poinsettias.
Maidenhair Fern Maidenhair ferns can be a little bit more demanding than my other two indoor plants.
Below are some plants ideal for terrarium gardening:Simple tropical plantsThese cover a wide array of small, decorative plants such as variegated spider ferns, syngoniums, maidenhair ferns, and begonias, peperomias, joyweeds, creeping/climbing figs, dracaenas, and bromeliads."They can thrive in either a closed or open terrarium, depending on how much humidity they can tolerate.
Dyes were created from white bear grass (white or yellow), maidenhair ferns (black), and alder bark (reddish brown).
BY THE BUNCH Owner Rachel Galloway stocks her Portland shop with locally grown and foraged finds, which in early summer may include Equisetum, garlic scapes, and maidenhair ferns. bythebunchpdx.com.
The garden includes rogersia, maidenhair ferns, variegated Solomon seal, bigleaf ligularia, clematis, hibiscus, canna lilies, and delphinium.
Flowers on a wall A dry stone wall makes the perfect home for maidenhair ferns, alpines, creeping perennials such as aubrietia and both spring-flowering and autumn-flowering gentians.
This year's scene includes fragrant evergreens, blooming rhododendrons, daffodils, maidenhair ferns, creeping phlox, spring heath, heather and primroses.