from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A radical leaf. See radical leaves, under radical.
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But the tiny seed sown in the ground, springing up into root-leaf, stalk, rough leaf, flower, seed, which will again be sown and spring up into leaf, flower, and seed; -- in that perpetual miracle, people see no miracle: just because it is according to order: because it comes to pass by regular and natural laws.