Definition of Frond

1. Noun. Compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad.

Generic synonyms: Foliage, Leaf, Leafage



Definition of Frond

1. n. The organ formed by the combination or union into one body of stem and leaf, and often bearing the fructification; as, the frond of a fern or of a lichen or seaweed; also, the peculiar leaf of a palm tree.

Definition of Frond

1. Noun. (botany) The leaf of a fern, especially a compound leaf. ¹

2. Noun. Any fern-like leaf or other object resembling a fern leaf. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frond

1. a type of leaf [n -S] : FRONDED, FRONDOSE [adj] - See also: leaf

Medical Definition of Frond

1. A leaf especially of a fern, cycad or palm, a leaf-like portion of a non-vascular plant (for example a foliose alga). (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frond

from time to time
from way back
fromage
fromager
fromagerie
fromageries
fromagers
fromages
fromard
fromards
fromenties
fromenty
fromology
fromward
fron'tated
frond (current term)
frondage
frondages
frondation
fronded
frondelite
frondent
frondesce
frondesced
frondescence
frondescent
frondesces
frondescing
frondeur
frondeurs

Literary usage of Frond

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1. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"Capsules in small round scattered fruit-dots at the margin of the frond: involucre double; one part is formed of the thin marna of the Irond, ..."

2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1903)
"frond flat, the membranes free at the margins but united between 7. ... frond branched 14. E. CRUCIATA' 3. Cells more pr less in longitudinal series, ..."

3. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1883)
"frond a slimy stratum, crowded with rather large globular green and red cells, ... frond mucoid, floating in water, densely crowded with minute cells, ..."

4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"In the second case, by the growth and branching of the prostrate frond, ... The Erect frond.—The erect part of the plant commonly rises singly from the ..."

5. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"Stem tall; sterile part of the frond sessile, broadly triangular, ... Smaller ; sterile part of the frond near the base of the stem, ovate, ..."

6. On the Germination, Development, and Fructification of the Higher by Wilhelm Hofmeister, Frederick Currey (1862)
"They originate from the multiplication of one of the cells of the free outer surface of the very young frond, and are situated on its back or at the edges,* ..."

7. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands: A Description of Their Phanerogams and by William Hillebrand (1888)
"frond linear, remotely denticulate, with one or lew scattering •ori frond palmately ... frond lanceolate, «errate al the middle, with one tarns to each ..."

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