The leaf or leaflike part of a palm, fern, or similar plant: fronds of bracken figurative her hair escaped in wayward fronds
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- 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.
late 18th century: from Latin frons, frond- 'leaf'.
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- 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.
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