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frond

 (frŏnd)
n.
1. A leaf of a fern.
2. A large compound leaf of a palm.
3. A leaflike thallus, as of a seaweed or lichen.

[Latin frōns, frond-, foliage.]

frond′ed adj.
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frond

(frɒnd)
n
1. (Botany) a large compound leaf, esp of a fern
2. (Botany) the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen
[C18: from Latin frōns]
ˈfronded adj
ˈfrondless adj
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frond

(frɒnd)

n.
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; < Latin frond-, s. of frōns foliage]
frond′ed, adj.
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frond

(frŏnd)
1. A leaf of a fern, usually consisting of multiple leaflets.
2. A large, fan-like leaf of a palm tree.
3. A large, leaf-like structure on a seaweed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frond - compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycadfrond - compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
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Translations
Farnwedel

frond

[frɒnd] Nfronda f
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frond

[ˈfrɒnd] nfronde f
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frond

n (of fern)Farnwedel m; (of palm)Palmwedel m
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frond

[frɒnd] nfronda
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References in classic literature ?
But will you please go to the frond door; there are servants there," the gardener answered.
On the fourteenth day I went into the kitchen, and I was surprised to find that the fronds of the red weed had grown right across the hole in the wall, turning the half-light of the place into a crimson-coloured obscurity.
In some of the dampest ravines, tree- ferns flourished in an extraordinary manner; I saw one which must have been at least twenty feet high to the base of the fronds, and was in girth exactly six feet.
This platform he paved with the huge fronds of elephant's ear which grew in profusion about them, and over the fronds he laid a great sail folded into several thicknesses.
In a great airy ward of a Far Eastern hospital, lying on my back, I had plenty of leisure to remember the dreadful cold and snow of Amsterdam, while looking at the fronds of the palm-trees tossing and rustling at the height of the window.
Immense trees reared their mighty heads far above us, their broad fronds completely shutting off the slightest glimpse of the sky.
Having accomplished his aim and driven the enemy from his lair, Tarzan gathered an armful of large fronds and climbed to his dripping couch.
As she rode alone, the fronds of breast-high ferns seemed to caress her with outstretched and gently-detaining hands; strange wildflowers sprang up through the parting underbrush; even the granite rocks that at times pressed closely upon the trail appeared as if cushioned to her contact with star-rayed mosses, or lightly flung after her long lassoes of delicate vines.
Then, stopping to look back once or twice, he slunk off among the bushes to the right of me, and I heard the swish of the fronds grow faint in the distance and die away.
"Well, I can't help it," said a voice close ahead, and Freddy reared a freckled face and a pair of snowy shoulders out of the fronds. "I can't be trodden on, can I?"
Equally indolent were the motions of the Mosula youth as he drew his skiff beneath an overhanging limb of a great tree that leaned down to implant a farewell kiss upon the bosom of the departing water, caressing with green fronds the soft breast of its languorous love.
Canoes, many canoes, urged by paddles or sailed before the wind by the weight of the freshening South East trade on spread fronds of coconut palms, moved across the smooth surface of the lagoon.