from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bearing, resembling, or having a profusion of leaves or fronds; leafy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Leafy; becoming leafy; resembling leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bursting or having the appearance of bursting into leaf.


Latin frondēscēns, frondēscent-, present participle of frondēscere, to become leafy, inchoative of frondēre, to put forth leaves, from frōns, frond-, foliage .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin frondescens, present participle of frondescere ("to become leafy"), from frondere ("to leaf out"), from frons ("foliage") (Wiktionary)


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