frondescence

[fron-des-uh ns]

noun

the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
leafage; foliage.

Origin of frondescence

1835–45; < New Latin frondēscentia, derivative of Latin frondēscent- (stem of frondēscēns) becoming leafy (present participle of frondēscere, derivative of frondēre to have leaves); see frond, -escence
Related formsfron·des·cent, adjective
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frondescence

noun

rare the process or state of producing leaves
a less common name for foliage
Derived Formsfrondescent, frondose or frondous, adjective

Word Origin for frondescence

C19: from New Latin frondēscentia, from Latin frondēscere to put forth leaves, from frōns foliage; see frond
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