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frondescence

[fron-des-uh ns] /frɒnˈdɛs əns/
noun
1.
the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
2.
leafage; foliage.
Origin
1835-1845
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
Related forms
frondescent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for frondescent

frondescence

/frɒnˈdɛsəns/
noun
1.
(rare) the process or state of producing leaves
2.
a less common name for foliage
Derived Forms
frondescent, frondose, frondous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin frondēscentia, from Latin frondēscere to put forth leaves, from frōns foliage; see frond
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