frond

Part of speech: noun

A leaf - like expansion, as of ferns.

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Usage examples "frond":

  1. Anxious to accomplish this sacred mission Beryl took the faded blossoms from her basket, added a cluster of chrysanthemums, a frond of fern from the " branch" border, and hurried on to the cemetery. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  2. They were like clusters of crystal fern- fronds, each frond an inch and a half to two inches long. - "A Northern Countryside", Rosalind Richards.
  3. This weed is of common marine growth, consisting of a wide smooth- brown frond, with a thick round stem, and broad brown ribbons like a flag at the end of it. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.