HyperDic: scale_leaf

English > 1 sense of the expression scale leaf:
NOUNplantscale leaf, scalea specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
English > scale leaf: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningA specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin.
Synonymscale
NarrowersquamuleA minute scale
Broaderleaf, leafage, foliageThe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

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