In cycads, a margin of tissue protruding from the terminal facet of the sporophylls, e.g. Encephalartos villosus.

Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.


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  • Fringed — Fringed, a. Furnished with a fringe. [1913 Webster] {Fringed lear} (Bot.), a leaf edged with soft parallel hairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fringed — [ frındʒd ] adjective decorated with a FRINGE or FRINGES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fringed — [[t]frɪ̱nʤd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Fringed clothes, curtains, or lampshades are decorated with fringes. Emma wore a fringed scarf round her neck. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ with n If a place or object is fringed with something, that thing forms a border… …   English dictionary

  • Fringed — Fringe Fringe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fringed} (fr[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fringing}.] To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe. [1913 Webster] Precipices fringed with grass. Bryant. [1913 Webster] {Fringing reef}. See {Coral reefs} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fringed — adjective 1. surrounded as with a border or fringe; sometimes used in combination (Freq. 3) a large suburban community...fringed by an industrial area a grass fringed stream • Similar to: ↑bordered 2. having a decorative edging of hanging cords… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fringed — decorated decorated adj. having decorations. [Narrower terms: {beaded, beady, bejeweled, bejewelled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly}; {bedaubed}; {bespectacled, monocled, spectacled}; {braided}; {brocaded,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fringed — adj. Fringed is used with these nouns: ↑shawl …   Collocations dictionary

  • fringed — adjective /frɪndʒd/ Possessing a fringe …   Wiktionary

  • fringed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. edged, befringed, bordered; see ornate 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • fringed — frɪndÊ’d adj. bordered, surrounded; having fringes, tasseled frɪndÊ’ n. ornamental border consisting of loose hanging threads; anything which resembles such a border; margin, periphery, edge; something considered marginal or extreme v. decorate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fringed — a. Fimbriate, fimbriated …   New dictionary of synonyms