\ ˈfränd How to pronounce frond (audio) \

Definition of frond

1 : a large leaf (especially of a palm or fern) usually with many divisions
2 : a thallus or thalloid shoot (as of a lichen or seaweed) resembling a leaf

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Other Words from frond

fronded \ ˈfrän-​dəd How to pronounce fronded (audio) \ adjective

Examples of frond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lulav, which is meant to symbolize the body, is made from binding the frond of a palm tree to myrtle and willow branches. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Sukkot: The Jewish holiday celebrated in huts outside is almost pandemic-friendly," 2 Oct. 2020 On Palm Sunday, Carminati placed an olive frond on each coffin. Maria Grazia Murru And Nicole Winfield, Star Tribune, "At virus milestone, Italian priest reflects on loss, lessons," 30 Sep. 2020 Then, heap leaves, grasses, palm fronds, or any other vegetation that is available on top. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 Microscopes, sanitizer bottles, but also musical instruments and palm fronds, invoked healing both medical and spiritual. Siddhartha Mitter, New York Times, "This Puerto Rican Sculptor Meets Disaster With Spirit," 1 Apr. 2020 The stalks should be crisp, with feathery, bright-green fronds. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Fennel: Spring vegetable packs a punch of vitamins A and C," 21 Mar. 2020 In Gilboa, forests had once grown thick with Eospermatopteris, a genus of plants resembling modern tree ferns with fronds in place of leaves and hollow, spongy trunks. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The World’s Oldest Forest Has 385-Million-Year-Old Tree Roots," 20 Dec. 2019 Customarily, worshippers carry palm fronds and olive branches – which represent hope – from the top of the Mount of Olives and march into Jerusalem. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Palm Sunday ceremonies in Vatican City, Jerusalem limited over coronavirus fears as Easter restrictions loom," 5 Apr. 2020 Normally, tens of thousands of Romans, tourists, and pilgrims clutching olive tree branches or palm fronds would have flocked to an outdoor Mass led by the pontiff., "Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops," 5 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of frond

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frond

Latin frond-, frons foliage

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The first known use of frond was in 1785

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9 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Frond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of frond

: a large, long leaf


\ ˈfränd How to pronounce frond (audio) \

Kids Definition of frond

: a large leaf (as of a palm or fern) or leaflike structure (as of a seaweed) with many divisions

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