osmund

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[ oz-muh nd, os- ]
/ ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs- /

noun

any fern of the genus Osmunda, especially the royal fern.

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Also os·mun·da [oz-muhn-duh] /ɒzˈmʌn də/.

Origin of osmund

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

Definition for osmund (2 of 2)

osmund2
[ oz-muh nd, os- ]
/ ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs- /

noun

a superior quality of iron, formerly used for fishhooks, arrowheads, etc.

Origin of osmund

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1250–1300; Middle English osmund, osmond < Middle Low German osemunt < Old Swedish osmunder < ?
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