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
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.
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.
More adornment came from the flowers and greenery -- palm tree fronds, palm buds, King Proteus, orange roses, lilies, and hundreds of hot pink carnations -- provided by Lisa Brooking and Newman parents' gardens.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop the parsley and dill fronds (both to taste; reserve the stems for stock, if desired).
While the chicken is cooking, mince enough of the fennel fronds to measure 2 tablespoons.
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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
FROND Defined for Kids
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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