Farley maidenhair


Farley maidenhair
noun
named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered

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\\ˈfärlē-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized F
Etymology: Farley Hill, country house in Barbados where it was discovered
: a brittle maidenhair of a widely cultivated variety (Adiantum tenerum farleyense)

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

  • Barbados maidenhair — noun named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered • Syn: ↑Farley maidenhair, ↑Farley maidenhair fern, ↑glory fern, ↑Adiantum tenerum farleyense • Hypernyms: ↑brittle maidenhair, ↑brittle maidenhair fern, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Adiantum tenerum farleyense — noun named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered • Syn: ↑Farley maidenhair, ↑Farley maidenhair fern, ↑Barbados maidenhair, ↑glory fern • Hypernyms: ↑brittle maidenhair, ↑brittle maidenhair fern, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • glory fern — noun named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered • Syn: ↑Farley maidenhair, ↑Farley maidenhair fern, ↑Barbados maidenhair, ↑Adiantum tenerum farleyense • Hypernyms: ↑brittle maidenhair, ↑brittle maidenhair fern, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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