Origin of frond
Examples from the Web for frond
The outline of the frond is oblong, and the leaf tapers slightly towards the base as well as at the apex.
If a woodlark stirred, he saw the shadow of its wing flit from frond to frond.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers|Fiona Macleod
Where the frond is of a very large size they may be divided three times.
The outline of the frond is lanceolate, and the colour of the foliage is dark green.
The wings of the stalk widen out into a wedge-shaped base, which is sunken in a sinus between two basal auricles of the frond.Beautiful Ferns|Daniel Cady Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for frond
Word Origin for frond
Word Origin and History for frond
1785, from Latin frons (genitive frondis) "leafy branch, green bough, foliage." Adopted by Linnæus in a sense distinct from folium.