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Frond


FROND, noun [Latin frons, frondis. the sense is a shoot or shooting forward, as in frons, frontis.]

In botany, a term which Linne applies to the peculiar leafing of palms and ferns. He defines it, a kind of stem which has the branch united with the leaf and frequently with the fructification. The term seems to import the union of a leaf and a branch.