\ 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 frond (audio) \ adjective

Examples of frond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The monument, Spirit of the Confederacy, is a 12-foot statue of a winged, muscular man clutching a palm frond and sword over his body. Erin Thompson, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Oct. 2021 It’s an assembling, dissembling abstract map, kaleidoscopic camouflage, palm-frond wallpaper, and an unknown neural network. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 22 Sep. 2021 To garnish, drop a pickle slice into the bottom of the cocktail and float a dill frond on the top. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Fractal geometry is found throughout nature, in objects such as a fern frond and a head of Romanesco. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 12 Aug. 2021 The steel Datejust 36 with the palm frond dial (ref. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2021 Later, prosecutors say, he was seen with a burning palm frond moving toward the store’s back door., 29 July 2021 Halfway down from the tip of each frond has been scorched, resulting in a brown withered look. oregonlive, 25 July 2021 The leaflets of the frond are attached on a petiole or stem. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021

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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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22 Oct 2021

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“Frond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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