Definition of maidenhair in English:

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maidenhair

Pronunciation: /ˈmādnˌher/
(also maidenhair fern)

noun

A chiefly tropical fern of delicate appearance, having slender-stalked fronds with round or wedge-shaped divided lobes.
  • Genus Adiantum, family Adiantaceae: several species, in particular A. capillus-veneris of Eurasia and North America.
Example sentences
  • Species of the eastern deciduous forest are northern maidenhair, maidenhair spleenwort, and oak fern.
  • Among the ferns are California polypody, maidenhair fern, and golden-back fern.
  • Others are maidenhair spleenwort, two kinds of polypody, and walking fern.

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Syllabification: maid·en·hair

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