frond

noun
\ 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 fronded (audio) \ adjective

Examples of frond in a Sentence

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But the fronds and flowers can singlehandedly brighten a dish. Michael Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chef’s guidance in foraging leads the way to tasty culinary discoveries," 25 June 2019 Tablescapes matched the vibe of the couple's ceremony, with their floral designer, FLORES KL, scattering palm fronds, candles, tropical arrangements and some fruit throughout the design. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Love Story Behind Singer-Songwriter Yuna & Filmmaker Adam Sinclair's Wedding in the Malaysian Jungle," 19 June 2019 Theplumbago-blue dining room opens on one side to a tropical conservatory, paneled in pale lime-green bamboo, where hummingbirds purr over orchid plants, banana fronds, and palms. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Inside Tory Burch’s Lovingly Restored Antigua Getaway," 15 Aug. 2018 Most prevalent is the antique floor lamp, lush and brassy with its parasol-like palm fronds. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Is This the Original SAD Lamp? The Best Tropical Light Fixtures to Ward Off Seasonal Blues," 12 Oct. 2018 Plop a jet-black feathery frond into a pot of orchids as seen here by Metaflora. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Can Halloween Home Decor Be Chic? These Items Make the Case," 26 Oct. 2018 On the island of Oahu, gusts rattled windows and roofs in Honolulu's hillside neighborhood of Nuuanu and scattered tree branches, palm fronds and at least one downed electrical line across roadways. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm near Hawaii, but more damage expected," 25 Aug. 2018 The atmosphere was classic Palm Court: high ceilings and fronds. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 There are 24 vertical pods on the rooftop used to grow sage, lettuce, kale, fennel fronds, borage, arugula, mustard frills, mustard greens and more. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "When farm-to-table comes to your own front yard," 14 Mar. 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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frond

noun

English Language Learners Definition of frond

: a large, long leaf

frond

noun
\ 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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