Flower vs Leaf - What's the difference?

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In botany|lang=en terms the difference between flower and leaf

is that flower is (botany) a reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), often conspicuously colourful and typically including sepals, petals, and either or both stamens and/or a pistil while leaf is (botany) a foliage leaf or any of the many and often considerably different structures it can specialise into.

In in the plural|lang=en terms the difference between flower and leaf

is that flower is (in the plural) menstrual discharges while leaf is (in the plural) tea leaves.

As nouns the difference between flower and leaf

is that flower is a colorful, conspicuous structure associated with angiosperms, frequently scented and attracting various insects, and which may or may not be used for sexual reproduction or flower can be something that flows, such as a river while leaf is the usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants.

As verbs the difference between flower and leaf

is that flower is to put forth blooms while leaf is to produce leaves; put forth foliage.

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English

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Alternative forms

* flowre (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) flour, from (etyl) flur, from (etyl) (more at (l)).

Noun

* strip-leaf * * Sumatra leaf * sweet leaf, sweetleaf * symplectic leaf * take a leaf out of someone's book * * tea leaf, tea-leaf, tealeaf * tendu leaf * * three-leaf * * title leaf * tooling leaf * * true leaf * trumpet-leaf * turn down a leaf * turn over a new leaf * turn over the next leaf * turn the leaf * twill of four leaves * twill of three leaves * twinleaf, twin-leaf * * two-leaf * umbrella leaf * underleaf * unit leaf rate * unleaf, unleave * velvet-leaf, velvetleaf * venous leaf * vine-leaf * walking leaf, walking-leaf (Phylliidae) * water leaf, water-leaf * waterleaf * * way of the leaf * * willow-leaf point * windowleaf *

Verb

(en verb)
  • To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
  • Synonyms

    * leave (verb)

    Derived terms

    * leafing * leaf through

    See also

    * foliage * frond * needle * (projectlink) *

    References

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