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leaf-fall

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Definition of leaf-fall in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The shedding of leaves by a plant: frosts may trigger leaf-fall reduced leaves and early leaf-fall
More example sentences
  • The basis for this onset of sensitivity is uncertain: it might be related to leaf-fall or completion of a low-temperature requirement for bud development.
  • For each parent shoot type, ten branches were collected in winter, after leaf-fall.
  • The train company, which has made controversial changes to its autumn timetable, says it wants to highlight the problems caused by leaf-fall as many passengers don't understand why leaves can make train conditions difficult.

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