: any of the genus Adiantum of ferns including two North American forms (A. pedatum and the Venus hair fern, A. capillus-veneris) that have been used in the preparation of expectorants and demulcents

called also maidenhair fern

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“Maidenhair.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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