from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bearing fronds.
- adj. Resembling a frond.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. leafy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Frond bearing; resembling a frond; having a simple expansion not separable into stem and leaves.
- adj. Leafy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In cryptogamic bot.: Having the form or appearance of a leaf or frond; foliaceous.
- In Hepaticæ, not having a leafy stem; thalloid.
- Bearing fronds; frondiferous.
- In zoology, same as foliaceous.
This is a question of importance, as perhaps it may prove that all the foliaceous forms, except Lycopodium, Equisetum, and Chara, are frondose; the dorsal situation is in favour of this assumption, since in all the genuine frondose forms, the reproductive organs of both kinds originate immediately from the under surface, although they may protrude through the upper.
In fact we may expect a form reduced to an axis, a few ramenta, a frondose dilatation, and one punctum of reproductive organs.
The frond of Ceterach is very frondose-looking, it has stomata on its under surface, and the cells of the cuticle very sinuate.
It is not so common at Ithaca as the frondose polyporus.
There are several species which are related to the frondose polyporus which occur in this country as well as in Europe.
Copyright.] = Polyporus umbellatus = Fr. -- This species is also related to the frondose polyporus, but is very distinct.
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