maidenhair

[ meyd-n-hair ]
/ ˈmeɪd nˌhɛər /
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noun

any fern of the genus Adiantum, the cultivated species of which have fine, glossy stalks and delicate, finely divided fronds.

Origin of maidenhair

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at maiden, hair
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