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frond

  1. the megaphyllous ‘leaf of a fern, which may be subdivided into pinnae and pinnules.
  2. the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen.
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Going into the kitchen, I saw a dog's nose peering in through a break among the ruddy fronds.
In the open parts there were many grass-trees, -- a plant which, in appearance, has some affinity with the palm; but, instead of being surmounted by a crown of noble fronds, it can boast merely of a tuft of very coarse grass-like leaves.
Slender purple grasses topped with red and yellow fern-like fronds grew rankly all about us to the height of several feet above my head.
The forest floor was a rosy carpet of autumn fronds.
In the damper hollows the Mauritia palms threw out their graceful drooping fronds.
We were in the middle of a broad and now sluggish river the banks of which were lined by giant, arboraceous ferns, raising their mighty fronds fifty, one hundred, two hundred feet into the quiet air.
The three dietary treatments were as follows: untreated oil palm frond (UOPF; T1), fungal treated oil palm frond (FTOPF; T2), and fungal treated oil palm frond with urea 1% (FTOPFU; T3).
The point from which the frond is cut should be sealed by using a mixture of insecticides or sealant, since this weevil is attracted to fresh lesions in the palm tree.
The frond pile, where pruned fronds are placed, is an area with high carbon inputs, rich in decomposing organic matter.
This disease causes frond death and gradually whole plant die.
State by Ocean Breeze, a collection of five landmark villas located on Frond M of the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
In Leif Frond and the Viking Games, Leif is desperate to become a champion at the Midsummer Games.