A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant, as defined in botanical terms, and in particular in plant morphology. Foliage is a mass noun that refers to leaves as a feature of plants.
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... as a traditional medicine by inhaling the oils from the crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds ... They also sprinkle leaves on wounds, after which a poultice is applied ... In addition, tea tree leaves are soaked to make an infusion to treat sore throats or skin ailments ...
... The bases of the inner leaves were eaten raw or cooked, also the young flower clusters ... Food was wrapped in the leaves for cooking, and the old fibrous leaves were used for baskets, floor mats, and waterproof thatch for buildings ...
... hot, the hole is lined with traditional vegetation, such as banana leaves ... rocks, then wrapped with ti and banana leaves ... hours, absorbing smoke and steam from the koa wood and banana leaves ...
... In zoology, a folivore is a herbivore that specializes in eating leaves ... Mature leaves contain a high proportion of hard-to-digest cellulose, less energy than other types of foods, and often toxic compounds ... in folivorous primates, animals may exhibit a strong preference for immature leaves, which tend to be higher in energy and protein and lower in fibre and poisons than more mature leaves ...
... Most slipper orchids have an elongate erect stem, with leaves growing along its length ... (Cypripedium acaule) has a short underground stem with leaves springing from the soil ... The often hairy leaves can vary from ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, folded along their length ...
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—Peggy Noonan (b. 1950)
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“He leaves a white
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