Definition of frondescence in English:

frondescence

noun

mass nounrare
  • Green foliage; greenery.

    • ‘Gregor listened to Nature's breath whispering through the frondescence and to his own breath entering and leaving his body.’
    • ‘This sudden lush frondescence was springing up at the rate of an inch a day at least.’
    • ‘They continued their journey under the frondescence of the mountain forests.’
    • ‘The oak and beech have as yet hardly any appearance of frondescence.’
    • ‘Plants exhibit as much diversity in the warmth and length of time necessary to mature their fruit as in their frondescence and flowering.’
    foliage, vegetation, plants, green, leaves, leafage, undergrowth, plant life, flora
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin frondescentia, from Latin frondescere frequentative of frondere ‘send out leaves’, from frons, frond- ‘leaf’.

Pronunciation

frondescence

/frɒnˈdɛs(ə)ns/