Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology:
- Bearing leaves—that is, carrying leaves about in the mouth: as, the leaf-bearing ants.
- Having leaf-like or foliaceous appendages of the body: as, the leaf-bearing worms. See Phyllodocidæ.
“Like leaf-bearing trees, they shed their leaves annually and grow new branches, increasing their crown every year.”
“Sometimes these crystals are coarser and less needle-like, as in Fig.K. Fig. C shows a transverse section through the leaf-bearing portion of the rhizome (at a), and is rather irregular on account of the fibrovascular bundles diverging into the base of the leaves of flower-stalks.”
“It is of uniform thickness, except near the leaf-bearing ends, which are thicker marked with numerous leafscars, or bare buds covered with scales, and often having attached the tattered remains of former leaves.”
“In certain of these the florets are submitted to very curious metamorphoses, each envelope remaining, but quite green, the stamina being little changed, the pistillum changed into a leaf-bearing branch, the stigmata, etc. into two leaves.”
“In (3) the leaf-bearing staff has an abundance of conventional foliage.”
“The leaf-bearing clays of Alum Bay and Bournemouth are well known, and have yielded a large and interesting series of plant remains, including”
“This is well shown in the accompanying illustration (fig. 58), representing the thalamus of a strawberry prolonged beyond the fruits into a small leaf-bearing branch.”
“M. Duchartre  mentions a case in the tomato in which the leaves gave origin to small leaf-bearing branches, which, of course, must have originated from buds, just in the same way as in the _Drosera_ before mentioned.”
“Linnaeus, differs from the rest in having woody stems and leaf-bearing branches, the leaves being somewhat fleshy, but otherwise of the ordinary laminate character.”
“Generally, however, the flower-bearing portion of the plant is sharply distinguished from the foliage leaf-bearing or vegetative portion, and forms a more or less elaborate branch-system in which the bracts are small and scale-like.”
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