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Definition of leaf:

  1. A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.
  2. A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril.
  3. Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as : ( a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. ( b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. ( c) The movable side of a table. ( d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. ( e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. ( f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.
  4. To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.

Synonyms:

ruffle, flip over, snap, flip through, throw, flicker, leafage, riffle, foliation, click, stalk, skim, scan, turn over, folio, alternate, flick, interchange, ripple, fully leaved out, green, undulate, words, flip out, foliage, page number, twitch, riff, paging, tack, toss, blade, in foliage, switch, pitch, dip into, hitch, flip, thumb, investigate, pagination, finger, scale, run through, cockle, needle, sheath, skin, flip-flop, jerk, coat, leaflet, sky, sheet, hitchhike.

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