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noun (1)

variants or less commonly osmond
plural -s
obsolete : any of various ferns (as the male fern)
: a fern of the genus Osmunda
especially : royal fern


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noun (2)

variants or less commonly osmond
plural -s
: a superior iron formerly imported into England from Sweden and used especially for making arrowheads, fishhooks, and clockworks
also : a piece of this iron

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English osmunde, from Old French osmonde

Noun (2)

Middle English osmond, from Middle Low German osemunt, from Old Swedish osmunder

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“Osmund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmund. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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