scale leaf


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scale leaf

n
1. (Botany) a modified leaf, often small and membranous, protecting buds, etc
2. (Botany) any of the leaves of some conifers, such as cypresses, that are small and tightly pressed to the stem
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Noun1.scale leaf - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkinscale leaf - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
squamule - a minute scale
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