[ oz-muh nd, os- ]
/ ˈɒz mənd, ˈɒs- /


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

1325–75; Middle English osmunde < Anglo-French osmunde, Old French osmonde < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for osmunda


osmund (ˈɒzmənd)

/ (ɒzˈmʌndə) /


any fern of the genus Osmunda, such as the royal fern, having large spreading fronds: family Osmundaceae

Word Origin for osmunda

C13: from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin
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