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

  • noun Any of several ferns of the genus Osmunda, such as the cinnamon fern, having bipinnately compound sterile fronds and separate spore-bearing fertile fronds. The fibrous roots are used as a potting medium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of handsome ferns, widely distributed throughout north temperate regions, and typical of the order Osmundaceæ.

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  • noun botany royal fern, osmund (of genus Osmunda)

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Osmunda, genus name, from Middle English osmunde, a kind of fern, from Old French osmonde.]

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From the genus name.

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