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A fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum syn. Osmunda cinnamomea) found throughout the Americas and in East Asia having narrow, spore-bearing, cinnamon-colored fronds in early spring, which are later encircled by long, pinnately compound, sterile fronds.
a common coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, having rusty-woolly stalks, growing in wet, low thickets.
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|Noun||1.||cinnamon fern - New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible|