osmund

osmund

1 [oz-muhnd, os-]
noun
any fern of the genus Osmunda, especially the royal fern.
Also, osmunda [oz-muhn-duh] .


Origin:
1325–75; Middle English osmunde < Anglo-French osmunde, Old French osmonde < ?

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osmund

2 [oz-muhnd, os-]
noun
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 or osmund (ɒzˈmʌndə, ˈɒzmənd)
 
n
any fern of the genus Osmunda, such as the royal fern, having large spreading fronds: family Osmundaceae
 
[C13: from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin]
 
osmund or osmund
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin]

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