frond
noun Etymology: Latin frond-, frons foliage Date: 1785 1. a large leaf (especially of a palm or fern) usually with many divisions 2. a thallus or thalloid shoot (as of a lichen or seaweed) resembling a leaf • fronded adjective

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  • frond — frond; frond·age; frond·ed; frond·let; …   English syllables

  • Frond — (fr[o^]nd), n. [L. frons, frondis, a leafy branch, foliage.] (Bot.) The organ formed by the combination or union into one body of stem and leaf, and often bearing the fructification; as, the frond of a fern or of a lichen or seaweed; also, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frond — [frɔnd US fra:nd] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: frons leaves ] a leaf of a ↑fern or ↑palm 1(2) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frond — [ frand ] noun count a large long leaf divided into many narrow sections: fern/palm fronds a. a long narrow piece of SEAWEED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frond — 1785, from L. frons (gen. frondis) leafy branch, green bough, foliage. Adopted by Linnæus in a sense distinct from folium …   Etymology dictionary

  • frond — ► NOUN ▪ the leaf or leaf like part of a palm, fern, or similar plant. ORIGIN Latin frons leaf …   English terms dictionary

  • frond — [fränd] n. [L frons (gen. frondis), leafy branch, foliage] 1. a leaf; specif., a) the leaf of a fern b) the leaf of a palm 2. the leaflike part, or shoot, of a lichen, seaweed, duckweed, etc. fronded adj …   English World dictionary

  • Frond — A frond is a large leaf with many divisions to it, and the term is typically used for the leaves of palms, ferns or cycads. [ [http://www.m w.com/dictionary/Frond] Merriam Webster s Online Dictionary ] A frond is the leaf like structure of a fern …   Wikipedia

  • frond — fronded, adj. /frond/, n. Bot. 1. an often large, finely divided leaf, esp. as applied to the ferns and certain palms. 2. a leaflike expansion not differentiated into stem and foliage, as in lichens. [1745 55; < L frond (s. of frons) branch,… …   Universalium

  • frond — UK [frɒnd] / US [frɑnd] noun [countable] Word forms frond : singular frond plural fronds a) a large long leaf divided into many narrow sections fern/palm fronds b) a long narrow piece of seaweed …   English dictionary

  • frond — [[t]frɒnd[/t]] n. 1) bot an often large, finely divided leaf, esp. as applied to the ferns and certain palms 2) bot a leaflike expansion not differentiated into stem and foliage, as in lichens • Etymology: 1745–55; < L frond , s. of frōns… …   From formal English to slang

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