silver leaf

noun (1)

Definition of silver leaf

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very thin silver foil


noun (2)

Definition of silverleaf (Entry 2 of 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 : jewelweed
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

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Noun (2)

silver entry 2 + leaf

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“Silver leaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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