maidenhair

Part of speech: noun

A very delicate and graceful fern.

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Usage examples "maidenhair":

  1. Climbing winding, stony paths between green terraces, tulips and anemones and vines; white sunny walls and lizards; green frogs and deep wells fringed around with maidenhair. - "The Prodigal Returns", Lilian Staveley.
  2. They arrived in limousines with dove- colored upholstery and crystal vases of maidenhair fern and moss- roses; and often, in such a car, Linda went to the theatre with Judith or Pansy and some cousins. - "Linda Condon", Joseph Hergesheimer.
  3. It was trellised with vines, maidenhair ferns, and water- moss making a vivid green background for the golden yellow and burnished copper leaves which still clung to some small cottonwood trees- the only trees we had seen in Marble Canyon. - "Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico", E. L. Kolb.