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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adiantum  \Ad`i*an"tum\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  maidenhair;  'a  priv. 
  +  ?  to  wet.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  ferns,  the  leaves  of  which  shed  water;  maidenhair. 
  Also  the  black  maidenhair,  a  species  of  spleenwort. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Adiantum 
  n  :  cosmopolitan  genus  of  ferns:  maidenhair  ferns;  in  some 
  classification  systems  placed  in  family  Polypodiaceae  or 
  Adiantaceae  [syn:  {Adiantum},  {genus  Adiantum}] 




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