from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) found throughout the Americas and in East Asia having narrow, spore-bearing, cinnamon-colored fronds in early spring, which are later encircled by long, pinnately compound, sterile fronds.

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  • noun A coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, found primarily in wet areas.

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  • noun New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible


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