Definition of Adiantum capillus-veneris
1. Noun. Delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan.
Generic synonyms: Maidenhair, Maidenhair Fern
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Literary usage of Adiantum capillus-veneris
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1. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
"... in ancient times to the mild and damp south-western counties of England and Ireland. The Adiantum Capillus-Veneris, or Maiden's Hair, has a slender ..."
2. Where to Find Ferns: With a Special Chapter on the Ferns Round London by Francis George Heath (1885)
"Adiantum capillus-veneris. (Plate VIII., Fig. 2, page 63.) LENGTH OF FROND.—Six inches to two feet, according to position and other circumstances of growth; ..."
3. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"There are several varieties or forms of this Maiden-hair, among which Adiantum Capillus-veneris incisum is a distinct kind, found in Ireland, the pinnules ..."