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
frondedplay \ˈfrän-dəd\ adjective
Recent Examples of frond from the Web
Flak jackets, hoodies, and t-shirts—with cyborg palm trees, featuring standard fronds but with barbed-wire trunks—captured that intent.
After the foliage dies back in the fall, cut the stems to the ground and mulch over the roots with a thick cover of evergreen fern fronds.
Infected palms can be hard to spot because the larvae live inside their host trees; residents should look for dead and drooping fronds, as well as damage to the palm’s crown.
Remove the fronds from the central, thicker stalks.
Mild Mix: Spinach, romaine or butter lettuce, watercress, basil leaves, fennel fronds, bok choy.
Add fennel, chopped fennel fronds, garlic and crushed red pepper.
Remove dark green stalks, but reserve enough fernlike fronds to make 1/4 cup chopped.
Late spring is time for the white bells of salal, intermingled with uncurling fronds of new ferns, and one of my favorites: tiny starflowers, with their single pinkish-white, seven-pointed star shining from a cluster of deep green leaves.
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Origin and Etymology of frond
Latin frond-, frons foliage
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
FROND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frond for English Language Learners
: a large, long leaf
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Definition of frond for Students
: a large leaf (as of a palm or fern) or leaflike structure (as of a seaweed) with many divisions
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