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maidenhair spleenwort

noun
1.
an evergreen fern, Asplenium trichomanes, abundant in woody areas of the North Temperate Zone, having thickly clustered fronds.
Origin of maidenhair spleenwort
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • A curious feature of the leaf-stalks of the maidenhair spleenwort is that they do not decay at once when the pinnæ fall off.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • In such a retreat as this ravine the maidenhair spleenwort seems peculiarly at home.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons
  • In the garden the maidenhair spleenwort is perfectly happy on a rock ledge; it should not be given a large amount of moisture.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • In some respects this species resembles the maidenhair spleenwort, though there are certain important distinctions.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin

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