frondescence

frondescence
frondescent, adj.
/fron des"euhns/, n.
1. the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
2. leafage; foliage.
[1835-45; < NL frondescentia, deriv. of L frondescent- (s. of frondescens) becoming leafy (prp. of frondescere, deriv. of frondere to have leaves); see FROND, -ESCENSE]

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