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
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Meanwhile, coarsely chop the parsley and dill fronds (both to taste; reserve the stems for stock, if desired).
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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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