Definition of Adiantum capillus-veneris

1. Noun. Delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adiantum Capillus-veneris

Adenophorasida
Adenota
Adenota vardoni
Ades
Adessenarian
Adessenarians
Adey
Adgarley
Adhola
Adi
Adi-Buddha
Adi-Buddha Avatar
Adi Granth
Adiantaceae
Adiantum bellum
Adiantum capillus-veneris (current term)
Adiantum pedatum
Adiantum tenerum
Adiantum tenerum farleyense
Adiaphorist
Adiaphorite
Adiaphorites
Adidas
Adidases
Adie
Adie's pupil
Adie syndrome
Adige
Adigoppula
Adinida

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 ..."

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