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frond

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Pronunciation: /frɒnd
 
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Definition of frond in English:

noun

The leaf or leaf-like part of a palm, fern, or similar plant: fronds of bracken
More example sentences
  • I looked and could see nothing at all but dried, brown leaves with a few delicate fern fronds thrusting through them.
  • The branches seem to be laid out flat, like fern fronds, while it is the colouring that gives the foliage variety of appearance and depth.
  • Around the trunk of this tree were tied leaves and fronds, and - a pile of little pots and dishes of meat were laid out on what looked like a kind of altar.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin frons, frond- 'leaf'.

Derivatives

fronded

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Marcus was stood looking a little guilty and found out by the plastic fronded trunk of a clipped and trimmed Spruce.
  • The treated seaweed from each test was sorted into a first fraction exhibiting a sticky compacted characteristic, and a second exhibiting the original fronded springy characteristics.
  • Besides dozens of vineyards and wineries great and small, Calistoga has a climate warm enough to sustain lushly fronded palm trees - the kind with the thick trunks.

frondose

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • Several other specimens overlap underlying recumbent organisms or smaller frondose taxa.
  • The general trend through succession appears to have been the replacement of flat-lying organisms with upright, frondose organisms, possibly as sediment became increasingly stabilized by microbial mat.
  • Several of the Mistaken Point frondose fossils, notably Aspidella, Charnia and Charniodiscus, have unusually wide geographical and environmental ranges in contrast to most other Ediacaran taxa.

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