Venus-hair

noun
Ve·​nus-hair | \ ˈvē-nəs-ˌher How to pronounce Venus-hair (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Venus-hair was in 1548

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“Venus-hair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venus-hair. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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Venushair

noun
Ve·​nus·​hair | \ ˈvē-nəs-ˌha(ə)r, -ˌhe(ə)r How to pronounce Venushair (audio) \

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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