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Webster 1913 Edition


Frond

Frond

(frŏnd)
,
Noun.
[L.
frons
,
frondis
, a leafy branch, foliage.]
(Bot.)
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Frond

FROND

,
Noun.
[L. frons, frondis. the sense is a shoot or shooting forward, as in frons, frontis.]
In botany, a term which Linne applies to the peculiar leafing of palms and ferns. He defines it, a kind of stem which has the branch united with the leaf and frequently with the fructification. The term seems to import the union of a leaf and a branch.

Definition 2022


frond

frond

See also: Frönd

English

Noun

frond (plural fronds)

  1. (botany) The leaf of a fern, especially a compound leaf.
  2. Any fern-like leaf or other object resembling a fern leaf.

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