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Venus's-hair

[vee-nuh-siz-hair]
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noun
  1. a delicate maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris.

Origin of Venus's-hair

First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for venus's-hair

Venus's-hair

noun
  1. a fragile maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris, of tropical and subtropical America, having fan-shaped leaves and a black stem
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