\ˈfränd \

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 \ adjective

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Remove the fronds from the fennel, slice it into similar size strips and put these into the bowl. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018 Catholic churches rely on the fronds to perform their Palm Sunday proceedings. Hanna Krueger,, "Small supply of sago palms leaves Catholic churches scrambling: report," 18 Aug. 2017 Try using the tops of whatever produce is in your salad, such as fennel fronds or radish greens. Becky Krystal,, "How to leave those bottled dressings behind and make your own vinaigrette," 29 June 2018 Remove pot from heat and prep the rest of the soup ingredients: First, remove fennel fronds from 1 head of fennel and save for garnishing the soup. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Low-Commitment Wedding Soup," 30 Apr. 2018 Perfectly framed and photographed, its feathery fronds spreading in silhouette against a dark-indigo night sky, the tree hangs in the shot like a chandelier. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: ‘Gemini’ Finds Murder in a Movie-Soaked Los Angeles," 29 Mar. 2018 The stage, carpeted in acres of deep vermillion, was edged with two decorative palm trees, their wavy trunks climbing upward to the ceiling, fronds painted gold. Laura Bannister, Vogue, "Where to Go in Riga, Latvia, the New Arts Hub of the Baltic," 17 June 2018 The cold may kill the growing point (which kills the tree), the fronds and damage the trunk. Dan Gill,, "Will a freeze-damaged queen palm recover?," 10 Mar. 2018 Leave as many green fronds on your palms as possible to keep them vigorous and healthy. Tom Maccubbin,, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of frond

: a large, long leaf


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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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