adiantum

Adiantum

Ad`i*an"tum\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, maidenhair; 'a priv. + ? to wet.] (Bot.) A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort.
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adiantum

noun
cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae 
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