Venushair

noun
delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan
Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑maidenhair fern

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ noun or venus'-hair fern
Usage: usually capitalized V
Etymology: Venus, Roman goddess of love + hair
: a delicate maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) having a slender black and shining stipe and branches

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Venushair — Venus hair or Venus hair also Venus s hair n. A maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus veneris) of warm moist regions, having slender blackish stalks, bipinnately compound fronds, and marginal sori. * * * …   Universalium

  • Venushair — Ve·nus·hair vē nəs .ha(ə)r, .he(ə)r n a delicate maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus veneris) that has been used in the preparation of expectorants and demulcents …   Medical dictionary

  • Venus'-hair fern — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑southern maidenhair, ↑Venus maidenhair, ↑Adiantum capillus veneris • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adiantum — Ad·i·an·tum .ad ē ant əm n a genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) with delicate palmately branched fronds comprising the maidenhair ferns and including two No. American forms (A. pedatum and the Venushair A. capillus veneris) that have been used …   Medical dictionary

  • maidenhair — maid·en·hair mād ən .ha(ə)r, .he(ə)r n any of the genus Adiantum of ferns including two No. American forms (A. pedatum and the Venushair, A. capillus veneris) that have been used in the preparation of expectorants and demulcents called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • Adiantum capillus-veneris — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair fern, ↑southern maidenhair, ↑Venus maidenhair • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • common maidenhair — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair fern, ↑southern maidenhair, ↑Venus maidenhair, ↑Adiantum capillus veneris • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • maidenhair fern — noun any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds • Syn: ↑maidenhair • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair f …   Useful english dictionary

  • southern maidenhair — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair fern, ↑Venus maidenhair, ↑Adiantum capillus veneris • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus maidenhair — noun delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common maidenhair, ↑Venushair, ↑Venus hair fern, ↑southern maidenhair, ↑Adiantum capillus veneris • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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