Definition of Satin leaf
1. Noun. Tropical American timber tree with dark hard heavy wood and small plumlike purple fruit.
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Satin Leaf
Literary usage of Satin leaf
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"Satin-Leaf. Southern Florida. Highly prized as an ornamental tree because of the ... It might be possible to bud the Star-apple on the native Satin-leaf. ..."
2. From Palm to Glacier: With an Interlude: Brazil, Bermuda, and Alaska by Alice Wellington Rollins (1892)
"Why do I say " satin " leaf, when perhaps there are no leaves at all, and these forests are all of pine or spruce ? But that is part of the effect; ..."
3. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"Satin-leaf. Heuchera hispida and H. Americana. "Satin-leaves." The dried seed-vessels of Lunaria bienni». Satin-wood. A beautiful veneering wood of India, ..."
4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"SATIN-LEAF. To 35 ft.: Ivs. like those of C. Cainito: fls. whit*; stigma 5-crenate: fr. ovoid-oblong or oval, ..."
5. Prose and Verse, from the Port Folio of an Editor by Isaac Clarke Pray (1836)
"... mounting into the world through that transparent veil of the heart — the eye ! hanging like water-drops on the satin leaf of a lily, or like a rain-drop ..."
6. The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera: The Narrative of a Scientific Expedition to by John Brooks Henderson (1916)
"... and which on account of the sheen upon its leaves is called the "satin leaf." These are elliptical pointed, leathery, and thick, and are of a bronze ..."
7. The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera: The Narrative of a Scientific Expedition to by John Brooks Henderson (1916)
"... and which on account of the sheen upon its leaves is called the " satin leaf." These are elliptical pointed, leathery, and thick, and are of a bronze ..."
8. Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working by Gertrude Jekyll (1899)
"... whose flower in the mass looks like the wreaths of foam tossed aside by a mountain torrent. By the end of the month the Satin-leaf (Heuchera ..."