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cinnamon fern

n. A coarse fern, (taxlink Osmundastrum cinnamomeum species noshow=1), found primarily in wet areas.

cinnamon fern

n. New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible [syn: fiddlehead, fiddlehead fern, Osmunda cinnamonea]