Definition of Cinnamon fern

1. Noun. New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible.

Definition of Cinnamon fern

1. Noun. A coarse fern, ''Osmunda cinnamomea'', found primarily in wet areas. ¹

¹ Source:

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinnamon Fern

cinnamic acid
cinnamic alcohol
cinnamic aldehyde
cinnamon-rumped foliage-gleaner
cinnamon-rumped foliage-gleaners
cinnamon bark
cinnamon bear
cinnamon bread
cinnamon bun
cinnamon fern (current term)
cinnamon oil
cinnamon roll
cinnamon rolls
cinnamon snail
cinnamon stick
cinnamon sticks
cinnamon stone
cinnamon sugar
cinnamon toast
cinnamon vine

Literary usage of Cinnamon fern

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1899)
"which serves to distinguish a frond of the cinnamon fern from one of the Interrupted Fern. The fertile fronds are much shorter than the sterile, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Similar to the last, but lacking the little tuft of wool in the axils of the pinnte which characterizes the cinnamon fern. N. Amer; said also to grow in ..."

3. Bulletin by Vermont Botanical Club (1906)
"The woodwardia bog harbors a good many plants of the incised form of the cinnamon fern, Osmunda cinnamomea L. var. incisa Hunt- Ington. ..."

4. Our Native Ferns and Their Allies: With Synoptical Descriptions of the by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1882)
"In the cinnamon-fern just alluded to, which has a cinnamon colored sterile frond totally unlike the fertile, sterile fronds will sometimes be found which ..."

5. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"The interrupted fern is less a lover of moisture than its kindred, and while it may occasionally be found with the cinnamon fern in some springy spot in the ..."

6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1903)
"... is reduced to the stalks and the midribs and veins upon which the nearly sessile sporangia are borne. A form of the cinnamon fern (<9. cinnamomea ..."

7. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1900)
"... is more frequent here than the cinnamon fern, O. cinnamomea, and it apparently fruits somewhat later. The sterile fronds of these two species are not ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Cinnamon fern on!Search for Cinnamon fern on!Search for Cinnamon fern on Google!Search for Cinnamon fern on Wikipedia!