cinnamon fern
noun Date: 1818 a large fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) with cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds shorter than and separate from the green foliage fronds

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  • cinnamon fern — n. a large, New World fern (Osmunda cinnamomea, family Osmundaceae) having sterile green fronds and other fronds that bear spores and turn a cinnamon color as the spores mature …   English World dictionary

  • cinnamon fern — cinamoninė osmunda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Osmundinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Osmunda cinnamomea), paplitęs Azijoje ir Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Osmunda cinnamomea angl. buckhorn; cinnamon fern šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cinnamon fern — noun New World fern having woolly cinnamon colored spore bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible • Syn: ↑fiddlehead, ↑fiddlehead fern, ↑Osmunda cinnamonea • Hypernyms: ↑flowering fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • cinnamon fern — cin′namon fern n. pln a common coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, having rusty woolly stalks, growing in wet, low thickets • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • cinnamon fern — a common coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, having rusty woolly stalks, growing in wet, low woods or thickets. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • cinnamon fern — noun A coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, found primarily in wet areas …   Wiktionary

  • Fern — This article is about the group of pteridophyte plants. For other uses, see Fern (disambiguation). Ferns (Pteridophyta) Temporal range: Mid Devonian[1] Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Fiddlehead fern — Fiddlehead ferns refers to the unfurled fronds of a young fern harvested for food consumption. The fiddlehead, or circinate vernation, unrolls as the fern matures and grows due to more growth in the inside of the curl. The fiddlehead resembles… …   Wikipedia

  • fiddlehead fern — fiddlehead fid dle*head n. 1. any of several tall ferns of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes. Syn: ostrich fern, shuttlecock fern, {Matteuccia struthiopteris}, {Pteretis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fiddlehead fern — noun New World fern having woolly cinnamon colored spore bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible • Syn: ↑cinnamon fern, ↑fiddlehead, ↑Osmunda cinnamonea • Hypernyms: ↑flowering fern,… …   Useful english dictionary

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