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 for Osmund
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Osmund \Os"mund\, n. (Bot.)
     A fern of the genus Osmunda, or flowering fern. The most
     remarkable species is the osmund royal, or royal fern
     ({Osmunda regalis), which grows in wet or boggy places, and
     has large bipinnate fronds, often with a panicle of capsules
     at the top. The rootstock contains much starch, and has been
     used in stiffening linen.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  osmund
      n 1: any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping
           rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that
           resemble flower clusters [syn: flowering fern, osmund]

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