Leafless
Leafless Leaf"less, a. Having no leaves or foliage; bearing no foliage. ``Leafless groves.'' --Cowper. -- {Leaf"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Leafless plants}, plants having no foliage, though leaves may be present in the form of scales and bracts. See {Leaf}, n., 1 and 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • leafless — 1580s, from LEAF (Cf. leaf) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leafless — [[t]li͟ːfləs[/t]] ADJ If a tree or plant is leafless, it has no leaves. A beautiful fig tree that had stood in their yard was leafless and barren. Syn: bare …   English dictionary

  • leafless — adjective Of plants or trees, without leaves. In winter the leafless trees look cold …   Wiktionary

  • leafless — adj. Leafless is used with these nouns: ↑tree …   Collocations dictionary

  • leafless — leaf|less [ˈli:fləs] adj a leafless tree or bush has no leaves on it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leafless — leaf ► NOUN (pl. leaves) 1) a flattened, typically green, structure of a plant, that is attached to a stem and is the chief site of photosynthesis and transpiration. 2) the state of having leaves: the trees were in leaf. 3) a single thickness of… …   English terms dictionary

  • leafless — adjective see leaf I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leafless — leaf·less || lɪːflɪs adj. without leaves, lacking leaves, bare …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leafless — leaf·less …   English syllables

  • leafless — /ˈlifləs/ (say leefluhs) adjective without leaves. –leaflessness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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