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frondĕo, ēre, v. n. [1. frons], to have or put forth leaves, to be in leaf, to become green: cum jam per terras frondent atque omnia florent, Lucr. 5, 214: nunc frondent silvae, Verg. E. 3, 57; Ov. Am. 2, 6, 49: vitis multa materia frondens, Col. 3, 1, 5: frondentia arbuta, Verg. G. 3, 300: examen ramo frondente pependit, id. A. 7, 67; for which: frondenti tempora ramo Implicat, id. ib. 135: frondens campus, Luc. 6, 83: frondere Philemona Baucis, Baucida conspexit senior frondere Philemon, Ov. M. 8, 714 sq.: frondem ac flores addidit; Non lanas, sed velatas frondentes comas, i. e. crowned with leaves, Poët. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 24.

frondesco, dŭi (acc. to Prisc. p. 768 P.), 3, v. inch. n. [frondeo], to become leafy, to put forth leaves, to shoot out.

  1. I. Lit. (class.): caelum nitescere, arbores frondescere, Vites pampinis pubescere, etc., Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 28, 69 (Trag. v. 192 ed. Vahl.); Lucr. 1, 1092: alia hieme nudata, verno tempore tepefacta frondescunt, Cic. Tusc. 5, 13, 37: cum subito vidit frondescere Romulus hastam, Ov. M. 15, 561; cf. id. ib. 4, 395: simili frondescit virga metallo, Verg. A. 6, 144.
  2. * II. Trop., of speech, to be flowery: oratio verborum compositione frondescat, Hier. Ep. 36, 14.

frondĕus, a, um, adj. [1. frons], of leaves, covered with leaves, leafy: nemora, Verg. A. 1, 191: Romulus frondea (corona) coronavit Hostilium, Plin. 16, 4, 5, § 11: tecta, leafy coverts, poet. for trees in full leaf, Verg. G. 4, 61: casa, covered with leaves, embowered, Ov. F. 3, 528: cuspis, a toothpick cut from a twig, Mart. 14, 22.