Adjective "leaflike" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'More detailed morphological analysis of this extreme phenotype showed the conversion of stamens into very small leaf-like structures.'
  2. 'Some species of green algae - the organisms from which plants evolved - were growing half-inch leaf-like sheets 450 million years ago.'


1. one of the expanded, usually green organs borne by the stem of a plant.

2. any similar or corresponding lateral outgrowth of a stem.

3. a petal: a rose leaf.

4. leaves collectively; foliage.

5. Bibliography. a unit generally comprising two printed, blank, or illustrated pages of a book, one on each side.

6. a thin sheet of metal: silver leaf.

7. a lamina or layer.

8. a sliding, hinged, or detachable flat part, as of a door or tabletop.

More examples(as adjective)

"hairs can be leaflike."