Definition of silver leaf in English:

silver leaf

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A fungal disease of ornamental and fruit trees, especially plum trees, resulting in silvery discoloration of the leaves.
    • The fungus is Chondrostereum purpureum, family Stereaceae, class Hymenomycetes
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    • If plum trees are pruned at the wrong time of year, they are often attacked by silver leaf, a serious fungal disease.
    • We think your flowering cherry trees may have silver leaf fungus disease.
  • 2Silver that has been beaten into a very thin sheet, suitable for applying to surfaces as a decoration: a layer of silver leaf gives it a metallic sheen
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    • A chart was done of how the sky would look at the dawn of the millennium, and I had to recreate the scene in gold and silver leaf.
    • Some graphics become unique multi-media works with the addition of collage elements - paper or items glued onto the face of the print - or the addition of gold or silver leaf.
    • Many of his current paintings feature hand-worked gold and silver leaf, gold porcelain or appliqué from other media such as sheet music and fabric.

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