silver leaf

noun (1)

Definition of silver leaf 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: very thin silver foil

silverleaf

noun (2)

Definition of silverleaf (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : any of several plants having silvery leaves: such as

a : buffalo berry

b : a hydrangea (Hydrangea radiata) with white tomentum on the lower leaf surfaces

c : queen's-delight

d : white poplar sense 1a

e : jewelweed

f : hardhack sense 1

g : honesty sense 3

h : pearly everlasting

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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silver entry 2 + leaf

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