Definition of Leaf blade

1. Noun. Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole.

Exact synonyms: Blade
Generic synonyms: Foliage, Leaf, Leafage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf Blade

leaf beet
leaf beetle
leaf beetles
leaf blade (current term)
leaf blight
leaf blower
leaf blowers
leaf bud
leaf bug
leaf cacti
leaf cactus
leaf cast
leaf casting
leaf curl
leaf cutter
leaf disease
leaf fat
leaf form

Literary usage of Leaf blade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"Leaf-blade usually channeled along the upper side; septa usually imperfect, not externally ... Leaf-blade vertically flattened and with incomplete septa, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"It is larger: Ivs. obovate-lanceolate: tube of spathe rosy crimson inside and outside, the limb white inside and .spotted outside. вв. Leaf-blade ..."

3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"ISO2) only five main strands traverse the leaf-blade, the connecting ties ... A few separate main strands enter the leaf-blade, divide up repeatedly into ..."

4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"not extend hall-way to the middle of the leaf-blade, when they reach half-way as CLEFT (Fig. 13f> sb), and when still deeper as PARTITE (Fig. 187 I}. ..."

5. Guayule (Parthenium Argentatum Gray): A Rubber-Plant of the Chihuahuan Desert by Francis Ernest Lloyd (1911)
"These they follow into the leaf-blade, and branch, constituting a latero-dorsal system. The dorsal system may be entirely absent from the blade (plate 38, ..."

6. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Sporophyll and sterile leaf-blade with the apex or upper part bent down in the bud. Sterile leaf-blade sessile or subsessile, once pinnately divided, ..."

7. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1870)
"In the latter the stipules are carried along as the petiole advances, the leaf blade cannot grow beyond, and so in vernation has to lie flat up against them ..."

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