leaf out

Definition of leaf out

US, of a tree

  1. :  to produce leaves The tree will leaf out in the spring.

Word by Word Definitions

leafplay
  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

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

    :  foliage

  1. :  to shoot out or produce leaves

    :  to turn over pages especially to browse or skim

    :  to turn over the pages of

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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