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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.
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.
But will you please go to the frond door; there are servants there," the gardener answered.
Several physical properties of the compressed oil palm fronds bio-composite board was investigated in this study.
The data were recorded on plant height, number of fronds/plant, plant spread, plant girth, frond length, number of pineae/frond, number of suckers/plant, number of bunches/plant, number of strains/bunch, number of fruits/stain, fruit weight/bunch (kg) and total fruit yield/plant.
Lead accumulation in duckweed fronds increased with metal concentrations; at 1, 10 and 100 mg L-1 it was 6.
Fronds - the leaves of the ferns - about 30cm long are deeply cut and are a bright, fresh green.
Prior to the treatment with insecticide and fungicide, the infected fronds, basal leaf spines and older leaves were removed in order to make it easy to treat the palms.