Definition of Ensiform leaf
1. Noun. A sword-shaped leaf; as of iris.
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Literary usage of Ensiform leaf
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1. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology, and by Alphonso Wood (1869)
"Define the ensiform leaf. What good example is here ? 276. By what term is the palm leaf denoted ? 277. What two forms of leaf are peculiar to the fir tribe ..."
2. The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the by John Lindley, William Hutton (1833)
"... appears to have been a long, narrow, ensiform leaf, and of a rigid texture. It has no visible midrib, but has two parallel, simple ribs, depressed on ..."
3. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1846)
"... from the side of an ensiform leaf; scape leafy above the spadix; leaves 3-4 feet long; water or wet grounds; root creeping, strongly aromatic. 2 f. ..."