Definition of Osmund

1. Noun. Any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that resemble flower clusters.




Definition of Osmund

1. n. 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.

Definition of Osmund

1. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name), rare variant of Osmond. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Osmund

1. any of a genus of large ferns [n -S]

Medical Definition of Osmund

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osmund

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osmote
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osmotic diuresis
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osmotic fragility
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osmotic pressure
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osmund (current term)
osmunda
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osophies
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Literary usage of Osmund

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"1212, an osmund appears as ' dux,' and his name is followed by that of an Oswald, ... The bishop suggests that this ealdorman osmund maybe the same us king- ..."

2. Onomasticon Anglo-saxonicum: A List of Anglo-Saxon Proper Names from the by William George Searle (1897)
"1212) ' He may be the same as the osmund rex of the Selsey grants' (Stubbs ... BCS 394 KCD 222* osmund [c. 835] pt Kent BCS 380 384 404 405 421 426 KCD 225 ..."

3. Biographia Britannica Literaria: Or, Biography of Literary Characters of by Thomas Wright, Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1846)
"osmund was by birth a Norman, a kinsman of William the Conqueror, and was in his own ... As a bishop, osmund appears to have retired much from the world, ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"He goes on to speak of the excellent state of the church of Salisbury during the administration of osmund. Hermann's death is recorded in the Chronicles ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"osmund the waterman ! Hie over ! hie over! " But it was only a woman's figure which stood on the landing-steps, and a slender and a pretty figure at that, ..."

6. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"osmund the waterman ! Hie over ! hie over!" But it was only a woman's figure which stood on the landing-steps, and a slender and a pretty figure at that, ..."

7. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"John son of osmund Traske. 1589. 29 April buried Nicholas Traske. 1589. ... osmund son of osmund Traske. 1600. 17 Feb. buried Alice wyfe of Edwarde Traske. ..."

8. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"Bishop osmund osmund of Salisbury, the founder alike of the elder hu church and of the abiding ritual of his diocese, died December early in December.2 His ..."

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