Definition of frond noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//frɒnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɑːnd//
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  1. 1 a long leaf of some plants or trees, especially palms or ferns. Fronds are often divided into parts along the edge.
  2. 2a long piece of seaweed that looks like one of these leaves
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Latin frons, frond- ‘leaf’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frond