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frond

1. a large compound leaf, esp of a fern
2. the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen

frond

[fränd]
(botany)
The leaf of a palm or fern.
A foliaceous thallus or thalloid shoot.
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The density of the compressed oil palm fronds bio-composite board more higher compared to the oil palm fronds density by the effect of resin penetration that have been used in producing the bio-composite board.
The data regarding number of pinnaea frond showed significant effect with N and FYM combination ranging from 147 to 151.
The primary symptoms for this insect larval infestation on date palms are: presence of the insect larval frass (fecal excrement) on the young fronds, frond malformation, whitening of young leaves, "V" cut on leaf rachis, inflorescence axis and spathe, scratches, furrows and holes on the young fronds, and slight bend on the crown.
vulgare, but forming very short fronds with an ovate-triangular shape and only about 12 cm long with a much smaller length/width ratio of only x 1.
Gmelin) Howe, 1905, is characterized by feather-like fronds, sometimes branched, with cylindrical and needle shaped branchlets 20 cm length and 1-2 cm wide (Howe 1905).
A few pairs of Saunders' tern were first recorded breeding in Dubai on flat sandy areas at the tips of the two north-western Palm Jebel Ali fronds (Frond I and Frond J) in early May 2008 (see Figures 1, 3 & 4).
Palm fronds are like Douglas firs: crops that have value only when marketed to a particular group of people at a particular time of year.
DRESSING 1/3 cup orange juice 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp fennel seeds, coarsely ground 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil SALAD 1 fennel bulb with fronds (1 1/4 pound,) quartered lengthwise 2 organic pears 1 3/4 lbs radicchio (2 medium heads,) thinly sliced 1.
In early winter, after several hard freezes have damaged your asparagus fronds, cut them off and compost them to interrupt the life cycles of insects and diseases.