\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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fronded \ˈfrän-​dəd \ adjective

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Pour into a goblet, and garnish with both a pineapple frond and a Bordeaux cherry. Sarah Baird, Marie Claire, "Tiki 101: What You Need to Know About the Tropical Drink Style," 24 May 2017 Or Tom Scheerer’s pristine palm frond accents at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Kate Betts, ELLE Decor, "A Tour of the Impeccably-Designed Silo Ridge Private Club," 14 Oct. 2018 These are usually on the underside of a fern frond. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "From Tears to Spider Embryos: Photos Reveal World’s Microscopic Wonders," 12 Oct. 2018 Dawson added in an interview with Jacaranda FM that because the removal site was at an airport, neither he nor his partner were allowed to use a smoker to disperse the swarm, and instead made do with a palm frond. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Bees swarm airplane engine at South African airport, delay multiple flights," 27 Sep. 2018 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

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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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