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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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Ferns look best if yellowing deciduous fronds are removed in late autumn and older fronds on evergreen varieties removed in late winter to make room for the new growth.
Broad, leathery, bright green fronds turn pale yellow in fall.
The palm fronds so displayed 'would serve as a true message that our votes are not for sale,' Baylon said in his Palm Sunday message.
In Rome, Italy, a large crowd is expected to gather at the Saint Peter's Square, where Pope Francis is set to bless palm fronds as he leads the procession at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by a holy mass.
Be careful when cutting back in spring as it's easy to snip the fiddleheads of new fronds.
Manama: A few metres from the posh cafes in one of the largest malls on the outskirts of Manama, Abdul Ridha, in his white thobe, sits pretzel-style on a simple couch, turning fronds of palm trees into baskets.
Cut off a few of the feathery fronds and set them aside.
The pope's convoy entered the church area amid Christian songs related to the event, as Coptic Egyptians and deacons carried flowers and palm fronds in remembrance of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Nairobi Consolata Shrine priest Evans Mochama led the faithful in blessing the fronds outside the church before hundreds of people to commemorate the day.
Mr Ali pointed out that over the years, the weavers were forced to "improvise" by adding colour to the palm fronds and weaving differently shaped and bigger baskets.