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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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Polypodium interjectum or the narrower fronded P vulgare, are equally useful, being both drought-tolerant and happy in full sun.