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cinnamon fern

noun
1.
a common coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, having rusty-woolly stalks, growing in wet, low woods or thickets.
Origin of cinnamon fern
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • They are dark-green, while those of the cinnamon fern are golden-brown.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons
  • Seen from a distance its graceful leaf-crowns resemble those of the cinnamon fern.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • I hear that some children in some places eat the young fronds of cinnamon fern, but I never saw it done.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle

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