silver leaf

1 of 2

noun (1)

: very thin silver foil

silverleaf

2 of 2

noun (2)

1
: any of several plants having silvery leaves: such as
b
: a hydrangea (Hydrangea radiata) with white tomentum on the lower leaf surfaces
e
2
or less commonly silver leaf disease : a disease of shrubs and trees caused by a basidiomycete (Stereum purpureum) and characterized by the peculiar silvery appearance of the leaves
also : a similar symptom of various other diseases

called also silver blight

Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

silver entry 2 + leaf

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“Silver leaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20leaf. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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