Leafless plants
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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