sustantivo (plural leaves /liːvz/)
- 1A flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration: many of the trees had lost their leaves bay leaves an oak leafMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The female Thrypticus deposits an egg in a water-hyacinth petiole - the stalk that attaches the leaf to the stem.
- Shoots of M. micrantha were separated into stems, leaves, and reproductive organs.
- The egg-sacs are deposited in twisted leaves or may be directly attached to a leaf.
- 1.2 [mass noun] Foliage regarded collectively.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- To provide a backdrop to this foliage-ruled leafscape, use climbers to link together canopies of leaf.
- She kept her eyes straight ahead as she flew over the rest of the clearing and then into a dense forest, her bare feet racing and leaping over stone and leaf.
- Providing you prepare the soil well, and top dress every year with more compost, you can plant climbers quite densely, two or three feet apart, for a wealth of leaf, colour and scent.
- 1.3 [mass noun] The state of having leaves: the trees are still in leafMás ejemplos en oraciones
- And our interest does not stop when the saplings go into leaf.
- The bare branches of deciduous trees don't muffle noises like they do when they're in leaf.
- Lift, divide and spread out winter aconites while still in leaf.
- 1.4 [mass noun] The leaves of tobacco or tea: [as modifier]: leaf teaMás ejemplos en oraciones
- This type of smokeless tobacco comes in loose leaf, plugs or twists.
- In other words, tobacco used to be a herbal medicine but public experimentation led to the smoking of the tobacco leaf.
- So I got some tobacco leaf, mixed it with water and gave it to the baby.
- 2A thing that resembles a leaf in being flat and thin.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Flat, thin leaves of horn were translucent and used for windowpanes in place of glass.
- 2.1A single thickness of paper, especially in a book with each side forming a page.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- There stood my ‘sister’, and a small box containing a single leaf of paper.
- With stifled sobs, she unfolded the single leaf of paper from within and began to read the rigid, soldier-like writing.
- He went over to her and took the book from her hand; still keeping the page he then marked the page with a small leaf of paper.
- 2.2 [mass noun, with modifier] Gold, silver, or other specified metal in the form of very thin foil: gold leafMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He recently began to put gold and silver metal leaf under the paint, and he uses a hand-rubbing technique to create a soft, antiqued look.
- In the early 1970s very thin leaf gold was skillfully implanted on rhodochrosite to make spectacular faked specimens.
- The stacks were then hammered until the gold had spread sufficiently to make a thin foil or leaf.
- 2.3The hinged part or flap of a door, shutter, or table.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Place the hinge leaf in the mortise and position the self-centering tool in the countersink recesses of the hinge.
- Take the old hinge screw or the hinge leaf with you to the store to make sure the new screw is the right size for your hinge.
- A large solitary crane takes off to the left, subtly guiding the eye towards the missing leaf of the double door or shutter where the seascape doubtless continued.
- 2.4An extra section inserted to extend a table.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- They are a little like the leaves of a dining table that can be used to make it longer.
- Clear the writing items off the desk, take out the leaf in the table, hide the telephone and get rid of the porcelain figurines!
- 2.5The inner or outer part of a cavity wall or double-glazed window.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- In consequence, the tiling could not be nailed at every course and relied solely on the mortar bedding to the outer leaf of brickwork.
- Remove the outer brick leaf to damp proof course level and rebuild the walling, ensuring the wall ties are inserted in the correct positions.
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- 1(Of a plant, especially a deciduous one in spring) put out new leaves: many plants need a period of dormancy before they leaf and flowerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- But if you prune back hard or after the tree leafs out in spring, it may be slower to come into bloom that year.
- Ash trees were leafing up, the hedges were thick.
- Most trees are leafing out already; some have made significant progress.
- 2 (leaf through) Turn over (the pages of a book or the papers in a pile), reading them quickly or casually: he leafed through the stack of notesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- You can turn the pages as though leafing through the book.
- Next to that is another device - a page turner that automatically leafs through any book placed on a raised platform, operated at the touch of a button.
- He approached it on tip toes, leafing through a pile of papers on the surface.
shake (or tremble) like a leaf
- (Of a person) tremble greatly, especially from fear.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Absolutely terrified and trembling like a leaf, I sat down and played for him.
- I was shaking like a leaf on the first tee, as nervous standing over the ball as I had ever been in my life.
- I was shaking like a leaf, and she told me to ring the police.
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- The inn-keeper in the Milan version is vexed and disconcerted with the frugality of the meal of leafage and bread, which has been contemptuously served on a tin plate.
- Here and there, a sweet chestnut still in full summer leafage dotted the grassland, and a couple of miles away, a stand of willow marked the line of Possum Creek where it twisted and turned, dipping at last into light woodland.
- Among them are the carved rosette and floral vines emanating from the crest along the upper stiles, the five curved slats with leafage and fish-scale carving, and the pendant rosettes on the front legs.
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- There are tables and chairs for the notional interiors; the stark silhouettes of leafless trees are picked out against white walls; at one end some wooden frames denote an old, abandoned silver mine.
- It was perhaps a natural thought that the approach of winter should drive the shivering, hungry ghosts just like the cattle from the bare fields and leafless woods into the warm cottages.
- In Germany huge swathes of the Black Forest died, leaving the stark outlines of leafless conifers in place of the formerly rich vegetation.
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- For another, they've taken to tarting up their lattes with leaf-like artwork carved into the foam with subtle tricks of the wrist while pouring the drinks.
- It's the circular leaf-like shape of the island that gives Antigua its undulating shoreline, within which so many of its famed beaches are nestled.
- More detailed morphological analysis of this extreme phenotype showed the conversion of stamens into very small leaf-like structures.
Old English lēaf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch loof and German Laub.