Definitions of leafage
  1. noun
    the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
    synonyms: foliage, leaf
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    a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
    floral leaf
    a modified leaf that is part of a flower
    dandelion green
    the foliage of the dandelion plant
    (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
    sporophyl, sporophyll
    leaf in ferns and mosses that bears the sporangia
    blade, leaf blade
    especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    amplexicaul leaf
    a leaf with its base clasping the stem
    greenery, verdure
    green foliage
    part of a compound leaf
    compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
    the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
    scale, scale leaf
    a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
    fig leaf
    a leaf from a fig tree
    simple leaf
    a leaf that is not divided into parts
    compound leaf
    a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk
    entire leaf
    a leaf having a smooth margin without notches or indentations
    crenate leaf
    a leaf having a scalloped margin
    serrate leaf
    a leaf having a margin notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    dentate leaf
    a leaf having a toothed margin
    emarginate leaf
    a leaf having a notch at the apex
    erose leaf
    a leaf having a jagged margin as though gnawed
    runcinate leaf
    a leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base; as a dandelion leaf
    lobed leaf
    a leaf having deeply indented margins
    parallel-veined leaf
    a leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem
    parted leaf
    a leaf having margins incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes
    prickly-edged leaf
    a leaf having prickly margins
    a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)
    cotyledon, seed leaf
    embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants
    in non-flowering plants, a sporophyll that bears only megasporangia
    in non-flowering plants, a sporophyll that bears only microsporangia
    flower petal, petal
    part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored
    one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower
    pinna, pinnule
    division of a usually pinnately divided leaf
    lily pad
    floating leaves of a water lily
    a minute scale
    trifoliolate leaf
    having three leaflets
    quinquefoliate leaf
    a compound leaf having five leaflets
    palmate leaf
    a leaf resembling an open hand; having lobes radiating from a common point
    pinnate leaf
    a leaf resembling a feather; having the leaflets on each side of a common axis
    decompound leaf
    a leaf having divisions that are themselves compound
    acerate leaf, needle
    the leaf of a conifer
    acuminate leaf
    a leaf narrowing to a slender point
    cordate leaf
    a heart-shaped leaf
    cuneate leaf
    a wedge-shaped leaf having the acute angle at the base
    deltoid leaf
    a simple leaf shaped like a capital delta
    elliptic leaf
    a simple leaf shaped like an ellipse
    ensiform leaf
    a sword-shaped leaf; as of iris
    hastate leaf
    a leaf shaped like a spearhead with flaring pointed lobes at the base
    lanceolate leaf
    a leaf shaped like a lance head; tapering to a point at each end
    elongate leaf, linear leaf
    a long slender leaf
    lyrate leaf
    a simple leaf having curvature suggestive of a lyre
    obtuse leaf
    a simple leaf having a rounded or blunt tip
    oblanceolate leaf
    a leaf having a rounded apex and tapering base
    oblong leaf
    a simple leaf that is rounded at each end with parallel sides
    obovate leaf
    an egg-shaped leaf with the narrower end at the base
    ovate leaf
    an egg-shaped leaf with the broader end at the base
    orbiculate leaf
    circular or nearly circular leaf
    pandurate leaf, panduriform leaf
    a fiddle-shaped leaf
    peltate leaf
    a shield-shaped leaf; as a nasturtium leaf
    perfoliate leaf
    a leaf with the base united around--and apparently pierced by--the stem
    reniform leaf
    a simple kidney-shaped leaf
    sagittate-leaf, sagittiform leaf
    a leaf shaped like an arrow head
    spatulate leaf
    spatula-shaped leaf; having a broad rounded apex and narrow base
    denticulate leaf
    a leaf having a finely toothed margin; minutely dentate
    type of:
    plant organ
    a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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