Definition of Ensiform leaf

1. Noun. A sword-shaped leaf; as of iris.

Generic synonyms: Simple Leaf



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensiform Leaf

enshrinee
enshrinees
enshrinement
enshrinements
enshrines
enshrining
enshroud
enshrouded
enshrouding
enshrouds
enside
ensifer
ensiferous
ensiform
ensiform cartilage
ensiform leaf (current term)
ensiform process
ensign
ensigncies
ensigncy
ensigned
ensigning
ensigns
ensignship
ensignships
ensilage
ensilaged
ensilages
ensilaging
ensile

Literary usage of Ensiform leaf

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1. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology, and by Alphonso Wood (1869)
"Define the ensiform leaf. What good example is here ? 276. By what term is the palm leaf denoted ? 277. What two forms of leaf are peculiar to the fir tribe ..."

2. The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the by John Lindley, William Hutton (1833)
"... appears to have been a long, narrow, ensiform leaf, and of a rigid texture. It has no visible midrib, but has two parallel, simple ribs, depressed on ..."

3. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1846)
"... from the side of an ensiform leaf; scape leafy above the spadix; leaves 3-4 feet long; water or wet grounds; root creeping, strongly aromatic. 2 f. ..."

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