Definition of leaflet in English:


Syllabification: leaf·let
Pronunciation: /ˈlēflit


  • 2 Botany Each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf, such as in the ash and horse chestnut.
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    • The epidermal structure of these leaflets shows some similarities to that of flowering plants.
    • Additionally, they have shown that the sandwiched water layer between substrate and the bottom leaflet is highly structured.
    • Lastly, in species with compound leaves the length of the largest leaflet was considered.
  • 2.1(In general use) a young leaf.

verb (leaflets, leafleting, leafleted)

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  • Distribute leaflets to (people or an area): I won’t be leafleting neighborhoods [no object]: the union has leafleted, protested, and staged petition drives
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    • On Friday there were 40 party members leafleting the area.
    • Residents in the area were leafleted about trees being cleared.
    • He has leafleted the catchment areas of the two schools, which are a few minutes’ walk apart, with his plans.

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