osmunda

noun
os·mun·da | \äz-ˈmən-də \

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

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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