osmunda

noun
os·​mun·​da | \ äz-ˈmən-də How to pronounce osmunda (audio) \

Definition of osmunda

: any of a genus (Osmunda) of rather large ferns (such as the cinnamon fern) with pinnate or bipinnate fronds and fibrous creeping rhizomes

Examples of osmunda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of osmunda

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osmunda

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, from Old French osmonde

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“Osmunda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmunda. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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