American maidenhair fern

noun
hardy palmately branched North American fern with divergent recurved branches borne on lustrous dark reddish stipes
Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑maidenhair fern

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  • 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

  • brittle maidenhair fern — noun tropical American fern with broad pinnae; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑brittle maidenhair, ↑Adiantum tenerum • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑maidenhair fern • Hyponyms: ↑Farley maidenhair, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • five-fingered maidenhair fern — noun hardy palmately branched North American fern with divergent recurved branches borne on lustrous dark reddish stipes • Syn: ↑American maidenhair fern, ↑Adiantum pedatum • Hypernyms: ↑maidenhair, ↑maidenhair fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Fern — (f[ e]rn), n. [AS. fearn; akin to D. varen, G. farn, farnkraut; cf. Skr. par[.n]a wing, feather, leaf, sort of plant, or Lith. papartis fern.] (Bot.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the {Filices}, which have their fructification on the back of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fern owl — Fern Fern (f[ e]rn), n. [AS. fearn; akin to D. varen, G. farn, farnkraut; cf. Skr. par[.n]a wing, feather, leaf, sort of plant, or Lith. papartis fern.] (Bot.) An order of cryptogamous plants, the {Filices}, which have their fructification on the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Fern — This article is about the group of pteridophyte plants. For other uses, see Fern (disambiguation). Ferns (Pteridophyta) Temporal range: Mid Devonian[1] Recent …   Wikipedia

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