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

  • n. A New World fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) having narrow, spore-bearing, cinnamon-colored leaves in early spring, which are later encircled by wider sterile green leaves.

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

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  • n. 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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