frond definition

  • noun:
    • The leaf of a fern.
    • a sizable ingredient leaf of a palm.
    • A leaflike thallus, since a seaweed or lichen.
    • The leaf of a fern, specifically a compound leaf.
    • Any fern-like leaf or any other item resembling a fern leaf.
    • The organ formed because of the combo or union into one body of stem and leaf, and frequently bearing the fructification; ; also, the peculiar leaf of a palm tree.
    • In bot.:
    • As employed by Linnæus, a leaf, especially the leaf of a palm or fern.
    • today, especially, a leaf of a fern or other cryptogam, the thallus of a lichen, or any other leaf-like expansion including both stem and foliage, given that disk of Lemna.
    • In zoology, the foliaceous or leaf-like expansion of particular animal organisms, as of different polyzoans and actinozoans, which resemble plants when you look at the mode of development of the polypstock.
    • compound leaf of a fern or hand or cycad

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