cinnamon fern

  1. a common coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, having rusty-woolly stalks, growing in wet, low woods or thickets.

Origin of cinnamon fern

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby cinnamon fern Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cinnamon fern in a sentence

  • They are dark-green, while those of the cinnamon fern are golden-brown.

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

    The Fern Lover's Companion | George Henry Tilton