Meaning of OSMUND in English


I. noun

also os·mond ˈäzmənd

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English osmunde, from Old French osmonde

1. obsolete : any of various ferns (as the male fern)

2. : a fern of the genus Osmunda ; especially : royal fern

II. noun

also osmond “

( -s )

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

: 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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