in leaf

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in leaf

:bearing new leaves
  • By the end of April, most trees are in leaf.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : a lateral (see 1lateral 2) outgrowth from a plant stem that is typically a flattened expanded variably shaped greenish organ, constitutes a unit of the foliage, and functions primarily in food manufacture by photosynthesis

  2. : a modified leaf (such as a bract or sepal) primarily engaged in functions other than food manufacture

  3. : foliage

  1. : to shoot out or produce leaves

  2. : to turn over pages especially to browse or skim

  3. : to turn over the pages of


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