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osmund1

[oz-muh nd, os-] /ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs-/
noun
1.
any fern of the genus Osmunda, especially the royal fern.
Also, osmunda [oz-muhn-duh] /ɒzˈmʌn də/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English osmunde < Anglo-French osmunde, Old French osmonde < ?

osmund2

[oz-muh nd, os-] /ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs-/
noun
1.
a superior quality of iron, formerly used for fishhooks, arrowheads, etc.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English osmund, osmond < Middle Low German osemunt < Old Swedish osmunder < ?
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osmunda

/ɒzˈmʌndə/
noun
1.
any fern of the genus Osmunda, such as the royal fern, having large spreading fronds: family Osmundaceae
Word Origin
C13: from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin
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