disleaf

transitive verb

dis·​leaf
variants or disleave
dəs,
(ˈ)dis+
disleafed or disleaved; disleafed or disleaved; disleafing or disleaving; disleafs or disleaves
archaic
: to remove the leaves from : strip of leaves
the cankerworm that annually disleaved the elmsJ. R. Lowell

Word History

Etymology

dis- entry 1 + leaf (noun)

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“Disleaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disleaf. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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