Osmund Os"mund, n. (Bot.) A fern of the genus {Osmunda}, or flowering fern. The most remarkable species is the {osmund royal}, or {royal fern} ({Osmunda regalis}), which grows in wet or boggy places, and has large bipinnate fronds, often with a panicle of capsules at the top. The rootstock contains much starch, and has been used in stiffening linen. [1913 Webster]

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  • Osmund — noun rare variant of Osmond …   Wiktionary

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  • Osmund — Provenance. Forme germanique d Edmond. Vient du germain ed et mund Signifie : richesse et protection Se fête le 20 novembre. Histoire. Né en 841 et couronné à quatorze ans roi des Angles, Edmond gouverne son petit royaume en chrétien, cherchant à …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • osmund — a (NL). A kind of fern …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

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