osmund

noun (1)
os·​mund
variants: or less commonly osmond \ ˈäzmənd \
plural -s

Definition of osmund

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : any of various ferns (as the male fern)
2 : a fern of the genus Osmunda especially : royal fern

osmund

noun (2)
variants: or less commonly osmond \ " \
plural -s

Definition of osmund (Entry 2 of 2)

: a superior iron formerly imported into England from Sweden and used especially for making arrowheads, fishhooks, and clockworks also : a piece of this iron

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History and Etymology for osmund

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 26 Nov. 2020.

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