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Leaf

Meanings and phrases

leaf

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n.
  1. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants; leafage; foliage
  2. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book); folio
  3. hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

leaf

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v.
  1. look through a book or other written material; flick; flip; thumb; riffle; riff
  2. turn over pages
  3. produce leaves, of plants

Japanese leaf

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n.
  1. erect or partially climbing herb having large green or variegated leaves; Chinese evergreen; Aglaonema modestum

Oak Leaf Cluster

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n.
  1. a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
n.
  1. a pinnate leaf with a pair of leaflets at the apex; even-pinnate leaf

acerate leaf

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n.
  1. the leaf of a conifer; needle

acuminate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf narrowing to a slender point

amplexicaul leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf with its base clasping the stem

bay leaf

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n.
  1. dried leaf of the bay laurel

bible leaf

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n.
  1. tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowers; used as potherb or salad green and sometimes for potpourri or tea or flavoring; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum; costmary; alecost; mint geranium; balsam herb; Tanacetum balsamita; Chrysanthemum balsamita

bijugate leaf

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n.
  1. a pinnate leaf having two pairs of leaflets; bijugous leaf; twice-pinnate

bijugous leaf

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n.
  1. a pinnate leaf having two pairs of leaflets; bijugate leaf; twice-pinnate

bipinnate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having pinnate leaflets; as ferns

birch leaf miner

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n.
  1. small black sawfly native to Europe but established in eastern United States; larvae mine the leaves of birches causing serious defoliation; Fenusa pusilla

compound leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk

cordate leaf

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n.
  1. a heart-shaped leaf

crenate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having a scalloped margin

cuneate leaf

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n.
  1. a wedge-shaped leaf having the acute angle at the base
n.
  1. European herb naturalized in the eastern United States and California; curly pondweed; Potamogeton crispus

decompound leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having divisions that are themselves compound

deltoid leaf

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n.
  1. a simple leaf shaped like a capital delta

dentate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having a toothed margin
n.
  1. a leaf having a finely toothed margin; minutely dentate

elliptic leaf

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n.
  1. a simple leaf shaped like an ellipse

elongate leaf

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n.
  1. a long slender leaf; linear leaf

emarginate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having a notch at the apex

ensiform leaf

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n.
  1. a sword-shaped leaf; as of iris

entire leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having a smooth margin without notches or indentations

erose leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having a jagged margin as though gnawed
n.
  1. a pinnate leaf with a pair of leaflets at the apex; abruptly-pinnate leaf

fig leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf from a fig tree
  2. a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful

flannel leaf

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n.
  1. any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers; mullein; velvet plant

floral leaf

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n.
  1. a modified leaf that is part of a flower

four-lined leaf bug

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n.
  1. yellow or orange leaf bug with four black stripes down the back; widespread in central and eastern North America; four-lined plant bug; Poecilocapsus lineatus

gold leaf

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n.
  1. a very thin form of gold foil
E.g.
  • These people have a career in gold leaf production.
  • It is long and high and is gilded in 24-karat gold leaf.
  • The gilding, in pure gold leaf, was handled by one Zuanne D'Adamo.

hastate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf shaped like a spearhead with flaring pointed lobes at the base

lanceolate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf shaped like a lance head; tapering to a point at each end

leaf beet

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n.
  1. beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks; chard; Swiss chard; spinach beet; chard plant; Beta vulgaris cicla
  2. long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves; chard; Swiss chard; spinach beet

leaf beetle

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n.
  1. brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems; chrysomelid
E.g.
  • Paria frosti Paria frosti is a species of leaf beetle.
  • Fidia texana Fidia texana is a species of leaf beetle.
  • Syneta pilosa Syneta pilosa is a species of leaf beetle.

leaf blade

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n.
  1. especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole; blade
E.g.
  • The leaf blade has a lanceolate shape that tapers to a fine point.
  • The stem is a shiny dark brown, the color extending well into the leaf blade.
  • The leaf blade is usually simple, entire or dissected, rarely trifoliolate or pinnately compound.

leaf blight

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n.
  1. any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant

leaf bud

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n.
  1. a bud from which leaves (but not flowers) develop

leaf bug

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n.
  1. small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices; plant bug

leaf cast

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n.
  1. a disease of conifers causing the needles to fall; needle blight; needle cast

leaf disease

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n.
  1. any plant disease localized in the foliage

leaf fat

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n.
  1. fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard; leaf lard

leaf form

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n.
  1. any of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume; leaf shape

leaf insect

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n.
  1. tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies; walking leaf

leaf lard

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n.
  1. fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard; leaf fat

leaf lettuce

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n.
  1. distinguished by leaves having curled or incised leaves forming a loose rosette that does not develop into a compact head; Lactuca sativa crispa
  2. lettuce with loosely curled leaves that do not form a compact head; loose-leaf lettuce

leaf miner

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n.
  1. any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae; leaf-miner

leaf mold

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n.
  1. soil composed mainly of decaying leaves; leaf mould; leaf soil

leaf mould

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n.
  1. soil composed mainly of decaying leaves; leaf mold; leaf soil

leaf mustard

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n.
  1. Asiatic mustard used as a potherb; chinese mustard; indian mustard; gai choi; Brassica juncea
  2. leaves eaten as cooked greens; mustard; mustard greens; Indian mustard

leaf node

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n.
  1. (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge; node

leaf roller

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n.
  1. moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk; leaf-roller

leaf scorch

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n.
  1. plant disease causing a burned or scorched appearance of the foliage

leaf shape

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n.
  1. any of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume; leaf form

leaf soil

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n.
  1. soil composed mainly of decaying leaves; leaf mold; leaf mould

leaf spring

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n.
  1. long narrow spring consisting of several layers of metal springs bracketed together
E.g.
  • Hydraulic drum brakes were fitted all round and suspension was leaf spring.
  • It was fitted with a modified Kégresse leaf spring suspension and a 62 hp engine.
  • The rear suspension is an integral link design, with a transverse composite leaf spring.

linear leaf

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n.
  1. a long slender leaf; elongate leaf

lobed leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having deeply indented margins

lyrate leaf

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n.
  1. a simple leaf having curvature suggestive of a lyre
n.
  1. a leaf having a rounded apex and tapering base

oblong leaf

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n.
  1. a simple leaf that is rounded at each end with parallel sides

obovate leaf

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n.
  1. an egg-shaped leaf with the narrower end at the base

obtuse leaf

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n.
  1. a simple leaf having a rounded or blunt tip
n.
  1. a pinnate leaf with a single leaflet at the apex

orbiculate leaf

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n.
  1. circular or nearly circular leaf

ovate leaf

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n.
  1. an egg-shaped leaf with the broader end at the base

paint leaf

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n.
  1. showy poinsettia found from the southern United States to Peru; Japanese poinsettia; mole plant; Euphorbia heterophylla

painted leaf

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n.
  1. poinsettia of United States and eastern Mexico; often confused with Euphorbia heterophylla; fire-on-the-mountain; Mexican fire plant; Euphorbia cyathophora
  2. tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers; poinsettia; Christmas star; Christmas flower; lobster plant; Mexican flameleaf; Euphorbia pulcherrima

palmate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf resembling an open hand; having lobes radiating from a common point

pandurate leaf

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n.
  1. a fiddle-shaped leaf; panduriform leaf
n.
  1. a fiddle-shaped leaf; pandurate leaf

parallel-veined leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem

parted leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having margins incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes

pedate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having the radiating lobes each deeply cleft or divided

peltate leaf

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n.
  1. a shield-shaped leaf; as a nasturtium leaf

perfoliate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf with the base united around--and apparently pierced by--the stem

pine leaf aphid

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n.
  1. a variety of adelgid; Pineus pinifoliae

pinnate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf resembling a feather; having the leaflets on each side of a common axis

prickly-edged leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having prickly margins
n.
  1. a compound leaf having five leaflets

reniform leaf

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n.
  1. a simple kidney-shaped leaf

runcinate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base; as a dandelion leaf
n.
  1. a leaf shaped like an arrow head; sagittate-leaf

satin leaf

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n.
  1. tropical American timber tree with dark hard heavy wood and small plumlike purple fruit; satinleaf; caimitillo; damson plum; Chrysophyllum oliviforme

scale leaf

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n.
  1. a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin; scale

seed leaf

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n.
  1. embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants; cotyledon

serrate leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf having a margin notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

simple leaf

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n.
  1. a leaf that is not divided into parts

spatulate leaf

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n.
  1. spatula-shaped leaf; having a broad rounded apex and narrow base

tansy leaf aster

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n.
  1. wild aster with fernlike leaves and flower heads with very narrow bright purple rays; Alberta to Texas and Mexico; tahoka daisy; Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

tea leaf

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n.
  1. dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; tea
n.
  1. having three leaflets

walking leaf

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n.
  1. ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip; walking fern; Asplenium rhizophyllum; Camptosorus rhizophyllus
  2. tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies; leaf insect

leaf litter

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E.g.
  • It spreads through mossy patches and leaf litter.
  • Pupation occurs in a cocoon made by leaf litter.

leaf axils

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E.g.
  • The male flowers are small clusters in the leaf axils.
  • The flowers are borne singly in leaf axils on a stalk long.
  • Flowers occur singly in the leaf axils.

oak leaf

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E.g.
  • At the bottom of the oak leaf wreath was a bow.
  • The gingerbread trim adorning the roofline is an acorn and oak leaf pattern.
  • A similar pest, oak leaf tier, stripped of oaks in Elk State Forest by 1970.

species of leaf

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E.g.
  • Paria frosti Paria frosti is a species of leaf beetle.
  • Fidia texana Fidia texana is a species of leaf beetle.
  • Syneta pilosa Syneta pilosa is a species of leaf beetle.

leaf clusters

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E.g.
  • Additional awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters.
  • He has also received the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, several Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal.
  • In the Army, Knowlton earned the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, and Senior Parachutist Badge.

leaf cluster

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E.g.
  • His other military decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, a bronze star medal in Korea, and two Air Medals in Vietnam.
  • Among his military honors and awards are the Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal, with one Oak leaf cluster, both awarded in 1970, for his service in Vietnam.
  • In early 1951, Matheson, then a major, was awarded the third oak leaf cluster to his Bronze Star by Headquarters, X Corps, after he had been reassigned to Washington, D.C..

oak leaf clusters

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Additional awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal are denoted by oak leaf clusters.
  • He has also received the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, several Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal.
  • In the Army, Knowlton earned the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, and Senior Parachutist Badge.

oak leaf cluster

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E.g.
  • His other military decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, a bronze star medal in Korea, and two Air Medals in Vietnam.
  • In early 1951, Matheson, then a major, was awarded the third oak leaf cluster to his Bronze Star by Headquarters, X Corps, after he had been reassigned to Washington, D.C..
  • Awards he has received include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters.

leaf springs

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E.g.
  • Semi elliptic leaf springs were fitted front and rear.
  • The steel section chassis had half-elliptic leaf springs all round.
  • The rear suspension used a live axle and semi elliptic leaf springs.

leaf beetles

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E.g.
  • It is one of the largest leaf beetles native to North America.
  • Eboo Eboo is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae.
  • Tymnes Tymnes is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae.

leaf blades

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E.g.
  • The leaf blades may be nearly 2 centimeters wide at the bases.
  • The leaf blades are overhanging and sharply rough at the edge.
  • The leaf blades are long and wide and are glabrous or pubescent.

maple leaf

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E.g.
  • Maple leaf (disambiguation) A maple leaf is the leaf of the maple tree.
  • It is more commonly known as the winged triton or the maple leaf triton.
  • Other common names include the maple eyespot gall and maple leaf spot gall.

each leaf

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E.g.
  • It has two or three leaves at its base, each leaf long and wide.
  • There are two or three dull bluish green leaves, each leaf long and wide.
  • Between three and five linear leaves emerge at the base, each leaf long and wide.

hairy leaf

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E.g.
  • It has a single, slightly hairy leaf long and wide.
  • Its culms are erect and long, with swollen nodes and hairy leaf sheaths.
  • Glyptoscelis pubescens Glyptoscelis pubescens, known generally as the hairy leaf beetle or pine chrysomelid, is a species of leaf beetle.

leaf long

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E.g.
  • It has a single, slightly hairy leaf long and wide.
  • Non-flowering plants sometimes produce a thread-like leaf long.
  • It has a broad heart-shaped or almost round leaf long and wide.

arranged in leaf

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E.g.
  • From a single to many flowers are arranged in leaf axils or on the ends of the branchlets.
  • The flower buds are arranged in leaf axils in groups of seven, nine or eleven on an unbranched peduncle long, the individual buds on pedicels up to long.

palm leaf

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E.g.
  • The museum also houses a unique collection of 6000 palm leaf manuscripts.
  • These are known as "palmate folds", due to their resemblance to a palm leaf.
  • The Palme d’Or used to consist of a gold plated palm leaf resting on a Plexiglas pyramid.

leaf surface

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E.g.
  • Fine white hairs grow uniformly on the leaf surface and serve to repel water.
  • They are not as prominent on the lower leaf surface, having red-rimmed conical pores.
  • the caterpillar rests on a plant stem, petiole or leaf surface with a 45 degree inclination.

single leaf

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E.g.
  • (The root is also the single leaf, in this case.)
  • Several generations of an aphid population can exist over the lifespan of a single leaf.
  • "Caleana lyonsii" has a single leaf, long, wide and which is usually withered at flowering time.

leaf and up

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E.g.
  • It has a single thin leaf and up to forty or more yellowish-green flowers.
  • It has a single thin, hollow, onion-like leaf and up to ten small green flowers.
  • It has a single long, fleshy leaf and up to three relatively small, blue flowers.

leaf spot

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E.g.
  • This plant is vulnerable to the leaf spot disease "Cercospora sesami".
  • Entomosporium fruit and leaf spot disease of loquat in Kenya K. J. Sc.
  • Other common names include the maple eyespot gall and maple leaf spot gall.

banana leaf

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E.g.
  • The sadya is customarily served on a banana leaf.
  • Masa is then placed on a banana leaf.
  • The masa is then placed on banana leaf and stuffed with the meat mixture.

leaf margin

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E.g.
  • The mature leaf has a dark glossy green or bronze green colour with the leaf margin and base red with a lamina of (2.0-) 3.7(-6.3) x (0.
  • This results in the teeth often being pressed against the leaf margin above the tooth or against the base of the next tooth along the margin.
  • Symptoms are similar to "Wheat streak mosaic virus", with leaf veins showing yellow flecks and streaks, followed by leaf margin purpling in maize.

green leaf

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E.g.
  • Sometimes a green leaf vegetable such as spinach is added, or herbs (usually coriander or mint.)
  • It has a single tubular, green leaf and up to twelve yellowish green flowers with faint streaks.
  • This is very small plant growing from an underground caudex and sending one thin, shiny, green leaf above the surface of the ground.

leaf margins

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E.g.
  • The leaf margins are weakly doubly serrate.
  • The uneven leaf margins may be a defence against herbivores.
  • The sori are borne at the leaf margins at the end of the nerve.

genus of leaf

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E.g.
  • Eboo Eboo is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae.
  • Tymnes Tymnes is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae.
  • Eupales Eupales is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae.
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