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Definition of "frond" [frond]

  • The leaf of a fern. (noun)
  • A large compound leaf of a palm. (noun)
  • A leaflike thallus, as of a seaweed or lichen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frond" in a sentence
  • "Ladies did not disdain those pagan ironed times of the firs; city (called after the ugliest Danadune) when a frond was a friend inneed to carry, as earwigs do their dead, their soil to the earth-ball where indeeth we shall calm decline, our legacy unknown."
  • "In Greek and Latin it means palm frond, that is, something torn off the tree."
  • "The bracts at the base of the frond were a prized Maori delicacy."