- any fern of the genus Osmunda, especially the royal fern.
Origin of osmund1
- a superior quality of iron, formerly used for fishhooks, arrowheads, etc.
Origin of osmund2
Examples from the Web for osmund
Historical Examples of osmund
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.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
Herman; Toris son has done the same to Osmund, the successor of Herman.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
"We are not oath breakers, King Alfred," Osmund said, looking him in the face.King Alfred's Viking
Charles W. Whistler