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frond

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noun \ˈfränd\

Simple Definition of frond

  • : a large, long leaf

Full Definition of frond

  1. 1 :  a large leaf (especially of a palm or fern) usually with many divisions

  2. 2 :  a thallus or thalloid shoot (as of a lichen or seaweed) resembling a leaf

frond·ed play \ˈfrän-dəd\ adjective

Origin of frond

Latin frond-, frons foliage


First Known Use: 1785

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