/ (ɒzˈmʌndə) /
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any fern of the genus Osmunda, such as the royal fern, having large spreading fronds: family Osmundaceae
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Word Origin for osmunda
C13: from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin
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How to use osmunda in a sentence
There is great diversity of opinion upon the derivation of the name Osmunda.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Polypodium fibre may also be substituted for Osmunda fibre, or a proportion of each may be used.Orchids|James O'Brien
Here Oberon and Titania might sleep beneath a bower of motionless royal Osmunda.Days Off|Henry Van Dyke
It was under a branch of this Osmunda regalis that the Irish princess lay hidden, they say, till she had evaded her pursuers.Penelope's Irish Experiences|Kate Douglas Wiggin
We observed some springs, with but little water however, though densely surrounded with ferns (Osmunda).Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt