frondescence [fron-des-uh ns]
1. the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
2. leafage; foliage.
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Origin: 1835-45; < New Latin frondēscentia, derivative of Latin frondēscent- (stem of frondēscēns) becoming leafy (present participle of frondēscere, derivative of frondēre to have leaves); see frond, -escense
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