Definition of frondescence in English:

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Pronunciation: /frɒnˈdɛs(ə)ns/

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[mass noun] rare
Green foliage; greenery.
Example sentences
  • 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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