maiden hair

maidenhair

[meyd-n-hair]
noun
any fern of the genus Adiantum, the cultivated species of which have fine, glossy stalks and delicate, finely divided fronds.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see maiden, hair

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maidenhair

noun
any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds 
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