maidenhair fern

noun
maid·​en·​hair fern | \-ˌher- \

Definition of maidenhair fern 

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

called also maidenhair

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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

noun
maid·​en·​hair fern | \ˈmā-dᵊn-ˌher- \

Kids Definition of maidenhair fern

: a fern with slender stems and delicate leaves

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