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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frond(noun)

    compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad


  1. frond(Noun)

    The leaf of a fern, especially a compound leaf.

  2. frond(Noun)

    Any fern-like leaf or other object resembling a fern leaf.

  3. Origin: From frons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frond(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. frons, frondis, a leafy branch, foliage.]


  1. Frond

    The term frond refers to a large, divided leaf. In both common usage and botanical nomenclature, the leaves of ferns are referred to as fronds and some botanists restrict the term to this group. Other botanists allow the term frond to also apply to the large leaves of cycads and palms. When most people use the word frond they mean a large, compound leaf, but if the term is used botanically to refer to the leaves of ferns, it may be applied to smaller and undivided leaves. Fronds, like all leaves, usually have a stalk called the petiole supporting a flattened blade, sometimes called a lamina. However, fronds are often described using distinctively different terms. The petiole of a frond is called a stipe and the continuation of the stipe into the blade portion is called the rachis. The blades may be simple, pinnatifid, pinnate. If a frond is pinnate, the segments of the blade are called pinnae and the stalks bearing the pinnae are called petiolules

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frond

    frond, n. (bot.) a leaf-like expansion in many cryptogamous plants, organs in which the functions of stem and leaf are combined.—adjs. Frond′ed, having fronds; Frond′ent, leafy.—n. Frondes′cence, act of putting forth leaves: the season for putting forth leaves.—adjs. Frondes′cent, springing into leaf; Frondif′erous, bearing or producing fronds; Frondose′, covered with fronds. [L. frons, frondis, a leaf.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frond in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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