[ noun ] (botany) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
When they have 4 to 6 leaves and are thrifty little plants , it 's time to set them out where they are to remain .
A second and also good practice is to shear off the tops , leaving an inch high stub with just a leaf or two on each branch .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
Leaves were burning somewhere and the smoke smelled , for all its ammoniac acidity , of beginnings .
In the starlight he could see the trees stripped of their leaves .
During the summer he had tried to repair some of his losses at the track , and the bare trees reminded him that his pari-mutuel tickets would still be lying , like leaves , in the gutters near Belmont and Saratoga .
plant_organ blade scale cotyledon leaflet greenery dandelion_green amplexicaul_leaf serrate_leaf erose_leaf frond sporophyll pad rosette simple_leaf compound_leaf entire_leaf crenate_leaf floral_leaf dentate_leaf emarginate_leaf fig_leaf runcinate_leaf lobed_leaf parted_leaf lily_pad cataphyll leaf_shape lobe venation parenchyma foliate
[ verb ] produce leaves, of plants
[ verb ] turn over pages
"leaf through a book"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10474