an often large, finely divided leaf, especially as applied to the ferns and certain palms.
a leaflike expansion not differentiated into stem and foliage, as in lichens.
a large compound leaf, esp of a fern
the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen
1785, from Latin frons (genitive frondis) “leafy branch, green bough, foliage.” Adopted by Linnæus in a sense distinct from folium.
[fron-des-uh ns] /frɒnˈdɛs əns/ noun 1. the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like. 2. leafage; foliage. /frɒnˈdɛsəns/ noun 1. (rare) the process or state of producing leaves 2. a less common name for foliage
[fron-dur; French frawn-dœr] /frɒnˈdɜr; French frɔ̃ˈdœr/ noun, plural frondeurs [fron-durz; French frawn-dœr] /frɒnˈdɜrz; French frɔ̃ˈdœr/ (Show IPA) 1. a rebel; rioter. /frɒnˈdɜː; French frɔ̃dœr/ noun 1. (French history) a member of the Fronde 2. any malcontent or troublemaker
[fron-dohs] /ˈfrɒn doʊs/ adjective 1. bearing fronds. 2. resembling a frond.
[fronz] /frɒnz/ noun, plural frontes [fron-teez] /ˈfrɒn tiz/ (Show IPA) 1. the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus. /frɒnz/ noun (pl) frontes (ˈfrɒntiːz) 1. an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus frons (frŏnz) n. pl. fron·tes (frŏn’tēz) Forehead.