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Definition of Leaf

Leaf

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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; as : (a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. (b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. (c) The movable side of a table. (d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. (e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. (f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.
  4. To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.

Leaf Quotations

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. - Martin Luther
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Martin Luther

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Walt Whitman
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Leaf Translations

leaf in Danish is blad
leaf in Dutch is vel, blad
leaf in Finnish is lehti
leaf in French is feuille, feuillet, feuiller
leaf in German is Blatt
leaf in Italian is sfogliare, falda, foglia
leaf in Latin is folium
leaf in Portuguese is folha
leaf in Spanish is hoja

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