Osmunda regalis
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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  • Osmunda regalis — Old World Royal Fern Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division …   Wikipedia

  • Osmunda regalis —   Helecho Real …   Wikipedia Español

  • Osmunda regalis — Osmonde royale Osmonde royale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Osmunda regalis — Königsfarn Königsfarn (Osmunda regalis) Systematik Überabteilung: Gefäßsporenpflanzen (Pteridophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Osmunda regalis — Royal Roy al, a. [OE. roial, riall, real, OF. roial. reial, F. royal, fr. L. regalis, fr. rex, regis, king. See {Rich}, and cf. {regal}, {real} a coin, {Rial}.] 1. Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osmunda regalis — ID 58372 Symbol Key OSRE Common Name royal fern Family Osmundaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Osmunda regalis — noun large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted fronds • Syn: ↑royal fern, ↑royal osmund, ↑king fern, ↑ditch fern, ↑French bracken • Hypernyms: ↑flowering fern, ↑osmund …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis — ID 58373 Symbol Key OSRES Common Name royal fern Family Osmundaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Osmunda regalis L. — Symbol OSRE Common Name royal fern Botanical Family Osmundaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) A. Gray — Symbol OSRES Common Name royal fern Botanical Family Osmundaceae …   Scientific plant list

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