from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deep-rooted fern (Osmunda regalis) of worldwide distribution, having tall, upright, bipinnately compound fronds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the handsome fern Osmunda regalis. See Osmund.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted fronds


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