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[oz-muh nd, os-]
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  1. 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 osmund1

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


[oz-muh nd, os-]
  1. a superior quality of iron, formerly used for fishhooks, arrowheads, etc.
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Origin of osmund2

1250–1300; Middle English osmund, osmond < Middle Low German osemunt < Old Swedish osmunder < ?
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Examples from the Web for osmund

Historical Examples

  • Did you ever, in the course of your wanderings, hear of a certain Osmund Maiden?

    The Cryptogram

    William Murray Graydon

  • The letter was folded and directed to “Mr. Osmund Derwent, Esquire.”

    The Maidens' Lodge

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Osmund heard them with fear; he trembled for those he held dearer than life.

  • Herman; Toris son has done the same to Osmund, the successor of Herman.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • So Odda helped me through with Osmund's thanks, and I was glad.

    King Alfred's Viking

    Charles W. Whistler