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Wiktionary

  1. leavesnoun

    Plural form of leaf.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Leavesnoun

    The plural of leaf.

    Parts fit for the nourishment of man in plants are, seeds, roots, and fruits; for leaves they give no nourishment at all. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

Wikipedia

  1. leaves

    A leaf is a principal appendage of the stem of a vascular plant, usually borne laterally aboveground and specialized for photosynthesis. Leaves are collectively called foliage, as in "autumn foliage", while the leaves, stem, flower, and fruit collectively form the shoot system. In most leaves, the primary photosynthetic tissue is the palisade mesophyll and is located on the upper side of the blade or lamina of the leaf but in some species, including the mature foliage of Eucalyptus, palisade mesophyll is present on both sides and the leaves are said to be isobilateral. Most leaves are flattened and have distinct upper (adaxial) and lower (abaxial) surfaces that differ in color, hairiness, the number of stomata (pores that intake and output gases), the amount and structure of epicuticular wax and other features. Leaves are mostly green in color due to the presence of a compound called chlorophyll that is essential for photosynthesis as it absorbs light energy from the sun. A leaf with lighter-colored or white patches or edges is called a variegated leaf. Leaves can have many different shapes, sizes, textures and colors. The broad, flat leaves with complex venation of flowering plants are known as megaphylls and the species that bear them, the majority, as broad-leaved or megaphyllous plants, which also includes acrogymnosperms and ferns. In the lycopods, with different evolutionary origins, the leaves are simple (with only a single vein) and are known as microphylls. Some leaves, such as bulb scales, are not above ground. In many aquatic species, the leaves are submerged in water. Succulent plants often have thick juicy leaves, but some leaves are without major photosynthetic function and may be dead at maturity, as in some cataphylls and spines. Furthermore, several kinds of leaf-like structures found in vascular plants are not totally homologous with them. Examples include flattened plant stems called phylloclades and cladodes, and flattened leaf stems called phyllodes which differ from leaves both in their structure and origin. Some structures of non-vascular plants look and function much like leaves. Examples include the phyllids of mosses and liverworts.

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  1. leaves

    Leaves typically refer to the flat, thin, and usually green structures that grow from the stems or branches of plants. They are the main organs responsible for photosynthesis in plants, as they contain chlorophyll, which captures sunlight and converts it into energy for the plant. Leaves also play a vital role in transpiration, respiration, and gas exchange in plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leaves

    of Leaf

  2. Leavesnoun

    pl. of Leaf

Wikidata

  1. Leaves

    Leaves are an Icelandic alternative rock band formed in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leaves

    lēvz, pl. of leaf.

Editors Contribution

  1. leaves

    Plural form of the word leaf

    The Autumn leaves on the trees are so beautiful to see, how grateful we are to have eyesight


    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2021  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leaves' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2791

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leaves' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3062

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leaves in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leaves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of leaves in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I will speak to him about it before he leaves. I'm just curious about that.

  2. Mayor Don McLaughlin:

    Col. McCraw has continued to -- whether you want to call it -- lie, leak, mislead or misstate information in order to distance his own troopers and Rangers from the response. Every briefing he leaves out the number of his own officers and Rangers that were on-scene that day.

  3. Gerry Checkon:

    They are a small part of the biomass that is out there, and this is just one of those things the government kind of clues in on occasionally, something new to pick on, when you consider grass clippings, leaves and garbage, I really don’t think pumpkins are the problem.

  4. Kaitlyn Weber:

    It's also possible for plants to miss the cue altogether and lose their leaves quicker.

  5. Proverb:

    Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.

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