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Definition of "maidenhair" [maid•en•hair]

  • Either of two species of fern with delicate, hair-like stalks, especially Adiantum capillus-veneris. (noun)
  • Designating various types of moss or flowering plants. (noun)
  • Either of two ericaceous plants, the creeping snowberry or the checkerberry. (noun)

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Use "maidenhair" in a sentence
  • "What it is: The extract of the leaves of the ginkgo plant (also known as the maidenhair tree)."
  • "They started their horses, but a dog-tooth violet, shouldering amongst the maidenhair, caught her eye and made her rein in again."
  • "And all about them were ferns, a score of varieties, from the tiny gold-backs and maidenhair to huge brakes six and eight feet tall."
Words like "maidenhair"
bermuda maidenhair
brittle maidenhair
Adiantum tenerum
Bermuda maidenhair fern
maidenhair fern
adiantum capillus-veneris
adiantum pedatum
american maidenhair fern
common maidenhair
southern maidenhair
venus maidenhair
venus'-hair fern