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Axil vs. Leaf

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Axilnoun

(botany) The angle or point of divergence between the upper side of a branch, leaf, or petiole, and the stem or branch from which it springs.

Leafnoun

The usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants.

Axilnoun

The angle or point of divergence between the upper side of a branch, leaf, or petiole, and the stem or branch from which it springs.

Leafnoun

Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.

Axilnoun

the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk

Leafnoun

A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.

‘gold leaf’;

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Leafnoun

A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).

Leafnoun

(in the plural) Tea leaves.

Leafnoun

A flat section used to extend the size of a table.

Leafnoun

A moveable panel, e.g. of a bridge or door, originally one that hinged but now also applied to other forms of movement.

‘The train car has one single-leaf and two double-leaf doors per side.’;

Leafnoun

(botany) A foliage leaf or any of the many and often considerably different structures it can specialise into.

Leafnoun

In a tree, a node that has no descendants.

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Leafnoun

The layer of fat supporting the kidneys of a pig, leaf fat.

Leafnoun

One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.

Leafnoun

(slang) Marijuana.

Leafverb

(intransitive) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.

Leafverb

(transitive) To divide (a vegetable) into separate leaves.

‘The lettuce in our burgers is 100% hand-leafed.’;

Leafnoun

A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.

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Leafnoun

A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril.

Leafnoun

Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end;

‘They were both determined to turn over a new leaf.’;

Leafverb

To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.

Leafnoun

the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

Leafnoun

a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

Leafnoun

hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

Leafverb

look through a book or other written material;

‘He thumbed through the report’; ‘She leafed through the volume’;

Leafverb

turn over pages;

‘leaf through a book’; ‘leaf a manuscript’;

Leafverb

produce leaves, of plants

Leaf

A leaf (plural leaves) is the principal lateral appendage of the vascular plant stem, usually borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis. The leaves, stem, flower and fruit together form the shoot system.

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