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noun (plural leaves /lēvz/)
1a flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and bladelike, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration. Compare with compound leaf, leaflet. any of a number of plant structures similar to leaves, e.g., bracts, sepals, and petals. foliage regarded collectively. the state of having leaves:the trees are still in leaf the leaves of tobacco or tea: [as modifier]:leaf tea 2a thing that resembles a leaf in being flat and thin, typically something that is one of two or more similar items forming a set or stack. a single thickness of paper, especially in a book with each side forming a page. [with modifier] gold, silver, or other specified metal in the form of very thin foil. the hinged part or flap of a door, shutter, or table. an extra section inserted to extend a table. the inner or outer part of a cavity wall or double-glazed window. any of the stacked metal strips that form a leaf spring.
verb [no object]
1(of a plant, especially a deciduous one in spring) put out new leaves. 2
) turn over (the pages of a book or the papers in a pile), reading them quickly or casually:he leafed through the stack of notes
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