from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bearing no leaves; leafless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having no leaves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of leaves, as the broom rape, certain euphorbiaceous plants, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, destitute of leaves: applied to flowering plants that are naturally leafless, as most Cactaceæ, and to thallogenous cryptogams.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no leaves
From New Latin aphyllus, from Greek aphullos : a-, without; see a-1 + phullon, leaf; see -phyllous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
19th Century, from New Latin aphyllus, from Ancient Greek ἄφυλλος (aphullos, "leafless") (ἀ- + φύλλον) (Wiktionary)