Definitions for maidenhairˈmeɪd nˌhɛər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous ferns of the genus Adiantum, of the polypody family, having slender glossy stalks and finely divided fronds.
Ref: Also called maid′enhair fern′.
Origin of maidenhair:
maidenhair, maidenhair fern(noun)
any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds
Either of two species of fern with delicate, hair-like stalks, especially Adiantum capillus-veneris.
Designating various types of moss or flowering plants.
Either of two ericaceous plants, the creeping snowberry or the checkerberry.
a fern of the genus Adiantum (A. pedatum), having very slender graceful stalks. It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair