from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having leaves with one or both sides silvery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having silvery leaves


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  • I also grow a silver-leafed version of the common green-leaf brunnera called Jack Frost, which is particularly amazing-looking when its bright blue flowers are blooming, and a variety of spiderwort (Tradescantia) called Sweet Kate, whose own blue flowers stand out against its unusual bright yellow leaves instead of the typical green ones.

    My Not-So-Exotic Garden

  • In its place, I want to put up a 12-ft art installation of a silver-leafed dandelion that a friend made, and surround it with more bananas and palms.

    The tropical paradise in my London garden

  • No matter how far he walked, no matter how many silver-leafed trees he passed, the mound he walked toward was always just as far away.

    He Don't Know Him

  • The silver-leafed trees shook in the breeze, blinding him as the sun shone off them.

    He Don't Know Him

  • When he finally reached the valley floor, he stood on the verge of a meadow, with silver-leafed trees, just like in his dream.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Robert Benchley, setting off from the Harvard Lampoon, also wound up at Crownie's silver-leafed door.

    Vanity Fair: The Early Years, 1914-1936

  • Richard cast about until he found a young silver-leafed maple and tied the reins of their horses to a low branch.

    Soul of the Fire

  • Surrounded by junipers, cypresses and silver-leafed olive trees, Dinada Palace was a quiet, informal retreat compared to the ceremonial formality of the imposing old palace at Semira.


  • The route led to an upper plateau, well wooded, many of the trees being of the palm variety, with plenty of silver-leafed families so common everywhere.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands

  • Left creek at 11.45; stony ridges, ironstone and slate, with a little spinifex; rather thickly wooded with rusty gum, silver-leafed gum, etc.; anthills, turreted shapes.

    McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia


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