1. maidenhair

noun. any of various small to large terrestrial ferns of the genus Adiantum having delicate palmately branched fronds.


  • Adiantum tenerum
  • Adiantum
  • American maidenhair fern
  • common maidenhair
  • Adiantum bellum
  • maidenhair fern
  • Bermuda maidenhair
  • Venushair
  • Venus maidenhair
  • Adiantum pedatum
  • Venus'-hair fern
  • Bermuda maidenhair fern
  • brittle maidenhair
  • southern maidenhair
  • fern
  • genus Adiantum
  • Adiantum capillus-veneris
  • five-fingered maidenhair fern


  • hair (English)
  • her (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maiden (English)

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Sentences with maidenhair

1. Noun, singular or mass
Filtered morning sun is an ideal amount of sun for a maidenhair fern.

2. Adjective
Examples of ferns with deciduous fronds, which turn brown and die each fall and regenerate in the spring, are Botrychium lunaria (common moonwort), (green spleenwort) and Adiantum pedatum (maidenhair fern).