Venus-hair

noun Ve·nus-hair \ ˈvē-nəs-ˌher \

Definition of Venus-hair

: a delicate maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) that grows chiefly on wet calcareous rocks

First Known Use of venus-hair

1548

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Venushair

noun Ve·nus·hair \ ˈvē-nəs-ˌha(ə)r, -ˌhe(ə)r \

medical Definition of Venushair

: a delicate maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) that has been used in the preparation of expectorants and demulcents

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