frond definition by Webster's New World
- a leaf; specif.,
- the leaf of a fern
- the leaf of a palm
- the leaflike part, or shoot, of a lichen, seaweed, duckweed, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin frons (gen. frondis), leafy branch, foliage
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- fronded adjective
frond definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The leaf of a fern.
- A large compound leaf of a palm.
- A leaflike thallus, as of a seaweed or lichen.
Origin: Latin frōns, frond-, foliage.
- frondˈed adjective
frond - Science Definition
- A leaf of a fern or cycad, usually consisting of multiple leaflets.
- A large, fanlike leaf of a palm tree.
- A leaflike structure such as the thallus of a lichen or a seaweed.