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maidenhair fern

/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛə/
noun
1.
any fern of the cosmopolitan genus Adiantum, esp A. capillis-veneris, having delicate fan-shaped fronds with small pale-green leaflets: family Adiantaceae
Word Origin
C15: so called from the hairlike appearance of its fine fronds
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