in leaf


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

Examples of in leaf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Periodic low-level fires spare the trees but kill a portion of the pests’ pupae buried in leaf litter and soil, preventing them from ruining the following year’s crop. Ferris Jabr, The Atlantic, 25 June 2024 The new suites have the palettes of an English garden, in leaf green, rose, and heather. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Dec. 2023 Rust grows only on live tissue but makes overwintering structures that survive in leaf debris. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2024 Also, many insects spend the winter in leaf litter. Susan Barton, The Conversation, 8 Nov. 2023 Many native ladybugs prefer to overwinter in leaf litter and mulch, Losey says, so leave those undisturbed in a part of your yard. Kate Morgan, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Himmelman says that woolly bears (those fuzzy black and brown caterpillars) and other tiger moth caterpillars spend winter in leaf debris. Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 Go full fall with dishtowels and cloth napkins in leaf or pumpkin motifs. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 In appearance, rove beetles are small and drab insects that eat critters in leaf litter. Viviane Callier, Scientific American, 27 Sep. 2023

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“In leaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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