maidenhair fern

maid·​en·​hair fern | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌher- How to pronounce maidenhair fern (audio) \
variants: or less commonly maidenhair \ ˈmā-​dᵊn-​ˌher How to pronounce maidenhair (audio) \
plural maidenhair ferns also maidenhairs

Definition of maidenhair fern

: any of a genus (Adiantum) of ferns with delicate palmately branched fronds

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Recent Examples on the Web My Elhew pointer, Traveler, once pointed a December grouse that was feeding on delicate maidenhair ferns growing where a cluster of tiny springs kept the ground clear of snow. Tom Davis, Field & Stream, "Tips for Hunting Ruffed Grouse in the Winter," 4 Dec. 2019 This whimsical fairy castle rises from a bed of clovers, thyme, violets, and maidenhair ferns in the back garden, one of three small castles on the mountain. Zoe Greenberg,, "Making medicine on the mountain," 10 July 2019 Hellebores, jasmine and maidenhair ferns all make beautiful potted gifts, too. Sarah Bray, House Beautiful, "Unique Flower Arrangements You Can Order Online (Or Create Yourself!)," 4 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of maidenhair fern

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Maidenhair fern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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maidenhair fern

maid·​en·​hair fern | \ ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌher- How to pronounce maidenhair fern (audio) \

Kids Definition of maidenhair fern

: a fern with slender stems and delicate leaves

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