Maidenhair fern

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maidenhair fern or maidenhair (ˈmeɪdənˌhɛə)
 
n
any fern of the cosmopolitan genus Adiantum, esp A. capillis-veneris, having delicate fan-shaped fronds with small pale-green leaflets: family Adiantaceae
 
[C15: so called from the hairlike appearance of its fine fronds]
 
maidenhair or maidenhair
 
n
 
[C15: so called from the hairlike appearance of its fine fronds]

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