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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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They have tough fronded leaves atop a wooden trunk, and are very slow-growing.
A few blocks inland, on a lushly fronded hill straddling Ipanema and Copacabana, Casa Mosquito (casamosquito.
Where there was a little shade I used those edge-of-woodland favourites, foxgloves, underplanted with blue ajuga along with some glossy fronded ferns and trailing ivy.