Definition of Leafing

1. Noun. (botany) the process of forming leaves.

Exact synonyms: Foliation
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Derivative terms: Foliate



Definition of Leafing

1. Verb. (present participle of leaf) ¹

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Definition of Leafing

1. leaf [v] - See also: leaf

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leafing

leafed
leafen
leaferies
leafery
leafet
leafets
leaffish
leaffishes
leafhopper
leafhoppers
leafier
leafiest
leafily
leafiness
leafinesses
leafing (current term)
leafless
leaflessness
leafleted
leafleteer
leafleteering
leafleteers
leafleter
leafleters
leafleting
leafletless
leaflets
leafletted
leafletting

Literary usage of Leafing

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1. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... shines the clinging mistletoe, Whose seed is never from the parent tree O'er whose round limbs its tawny tendrils twine, — So shone th' out-leafing gold ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1813)
"la,, at leafing the -Xt generation The letter.^* Abel o mind. But the sacr rankling in his breast. sensations ..."

3. Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments by Addison (1797)
"There is, I think, an ancient law in Scotland, by which leafing-making was capitally ... leafing ..."

4. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"creeping: leaves lance-oval, entire, acute, glabrous, somewhat silky beneath: stipules none: a- ments precede the leafing, ovate; ..."

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