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  1. maidenhair, maidenhair fern(noun)

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


  1. maidenhair fern(n.)

    See maidenhair.


  1. maidenhair fern(Noun)

    Any of several ferns, of the genus Adiantum, having delicate palmately branched fronds


  1. Adiantum

    Adiantum /ˌædiˈæntəm/, the maidenhair fern, is a genus of about 200 species of ferns in the Vittarioideae subfamily of the family Pteridaceae, though some researchers place it in its own family, Adiantaceae. The genus name comes from Greek, meaning "not wetting", referring to the fronds' ability to shed water without becoming wet.


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