What is leaf?

  • (verb): Produce leaves, of plants.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Allomerus Decemarticulatus
... They live in leaf pockets of a host plant species, Hirtella physophora, which is also native to the Amazon ... These leaf pockets are areas inside of the plant between the leaves and the stem ... with about 1200 individual workers per tree and 40 workers per leaf ...
Agave Parryi
... point on the tip, which is typically dark tan, brown, or black, is darker than the leaf ... Indentations of previous leaves show on the back of each leaf ... They then die after blooming, as all leaf and root resources are put into the stalk, flowers, and seeds ...
Charas - Local Cultivation - Gardaa - Gardaa Production in Kashmir
... gardaa.The gardaa is placed into a cornleaf, and after that a wet cloth is placed over corn leaf and then put the corn leaf in fire until it gets baked and then by twisting the leaf the material is pressed ...
Munro Leaf
... Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (December 4, 1905 – December 21, 1976), was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year ...
Deposition (phase Transition)
... Another example is when frost forms on a leaf ... When the leaf becomes cold enough, water vapor in the air surrounding the leaf loses enough thermal energy to change into a solid ... When the leaf is introduced, the supercooled water vapor immediately begins to condensate, but by this point is already past the freezing point ...

More definitions of "leaf":

  • (noun): Hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door).
  • (noun): The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.
    Synonyms: leafage, foliage
  • (noun): A sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book).
    Synonyms: folio
  • (verb): Turn over pages.
    Example: "Leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript"

Famous quotes containing the word leaf:

    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    On leaf of palm, on sedge-wrought roll;
    On plastic clay and leathern scroll,
    Man wrote his thoughts; the ages passed,
    And lo! the Press was found at last!
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    With fairest flowers
    Whilst summer lasts and I live here, Fidele,
    I’ll sweeten thy sad grave. Thou shalt not lack
    The flower that’s like thy face, pale primrose, nor
    The azured harebell, like thy veins; no, nor
    The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander,
    Outsweetened not thy breath.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)