- the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
- leafage; foliage.
Origin of frondescence
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Examples from the Web for frondescence
Among Umbelliferæ affected with frondescence of the pistil a similar increase in the number of ovules takes place.
Many of these cases, and others that might be cited, are probably instances of frondescence or phyllody (see p. 241).
Generally speaking, the disunion is complicated with frondescence—but not always so.
- rare the process or state of producing leaves
- a less common name for foliage
C19: from New Latin frondēscentia, from Latin frondēscere to put forth leaves, from frōns foliage; see frond
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