Osmunda definition

ŏz-mŭndə
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.
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Any of a genus (Osmunda, family Osmundaceae) of ferns having specialized fronds or portions of fronds bearing dense masses of spore cases.
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(botany) Royal fern, osmund (of genus Osmunda)
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A taxonomic genus within the family Osmundaceae "” the royal ferns.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
osmunda
Plural:
osmundas

Origin of osmunda

  • New Latin Osmunda genus name from Middle English osmunde a kind of fern from Old French osmonde

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary