frondescence

frondescence

[fron-des-uhns]
noun
1.
the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
2.
leafage; foliage.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin frondēscentia, derivative of Latin frondēscent- (stem of frondēscēns) becoming leafy (present participle of frondēscere, derivative of frondēre to have leaves); see frond, -escense

frondescent, adjective
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frondescence (frɒnˈdɛsəns)
 
n
1.  rare the process or state of producing leaves
2.  a less common name for foliage
 
[C19: from New Latin frondēscentia, from Latin frondēscere to put forth leaves, from frōns foliage; see frond]
 
fron'descent
 
adj
 
'frondose
 
adj
 
'frondous
 
adj

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