Part of speech: noun

One of the breathing organs of a plant, growing from the stem, and commonly board, flat, thin, and green; also, something resembling this, as a fold of a book, a movable part of a table, or a valve of a door.

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Usage examples "leaf":

  1. The gathering of bay leaf begins when the trees are about four years old. - "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon.
  2. Presently Rose showed her the attention of asking, ere she turned the leaf, " Are you ready?" - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. I'm only taking a leaf out of your book, and instead of giving pleasure to just one person- i. - "Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party", C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read.