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
Nor are there any extensive families peculiar to these regions; the only characteristic tribes being that small section of aphyllous, or nearly aphyllous Cassiae, which I have particularly adverted to in my account of some of the species belonging to Captain Sturt's collection; and several genera of Myoporinae, particularly Eremophila and Stenochilus.
Cassiae closely allied to the aphyllous species; they have only one pair of foliola which are caducous, and whose persistent footstalk is more or less vertically compressed.
- absence of leaves. aphyllous, adj. apical adj. - at the summit or tip; Phonetics, pertaining to a consonant formed with help of tip of tongue. apicad, adv. towards the summit. adj. free from spherical aberration. aplanatism, n.