Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] rare
- The oak and beech have as yet hardly any appearance of frondescence.
- Plants exhibit as much diversity in the warmth and length of time necessary to mature their fruit as in their frondescence and flowering.
- Gregor listened to Nature's breath whispering through the frondescence and to his own breath entering and leaving his body.
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin frondescentia, from Latin frondescere frequentative of frondere 'send out leaves', from frons, frond- 'leaf'.
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