Definition of frondesco
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LNS
frondescō, frondescere, fronduī, -
frondeo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to become leafy, to put forth leaves, to shoot out
  2. to be flowery
Abbreviations
frondesco, dui (acc. to Prisc. p. 768 P.), 3, v. inch. n. [frondeo], to become leafy, to put forth leaves, to shoot out. 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.

—* Trop., of speech, to be flowery: oratio verborum compositione frondescat, Hier. Ep. 36, 14.
 
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