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frond

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noun Botany.

an often large, finely divided leaf, especially as applied to the ferns and certain palms.
a leaflike expansion not differentiated into stem and foliage, as in lichens.

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Origin of frond

1745–55; <Latin frond- (stem of frōns) branch, bough, foliage

OTHER WORDS FROM frond

fronded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for frond

frond
/ (frɒnd) /

noun

a large compound leaf, esp of a fern
the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen

Derived forms of frond

fronded, adjectivefrondless, adjective

Word Origin for frond

C18: from Latin frōns
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Scientific definitions for frond

frond
[ frŏnd ]

A leaf of a fern or cycad, usually consisting of multiple leaflets.
A large, fanlike leaf of a palm tree.
A leaflike structure such as the thallus of a lichen or a seaweed.
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