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Leaf vs Tippy - What's the difference?

leaf | tippy |

As nouns the difference between leaf and tippy

is that leaf is the usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants while tippy is (obsolete|colloquial|or|slang) a dandy.

As a verb leaf

is to produce leaves; put forth foliage.

As an adjective tippy is

(obsolete|colloquial|or|slang) fashionable, tip-top or tippy can be (canada|us) tending to tip or tilt over; unstable.

leaf

English

Noun

(leaves)
  • The usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}
  • Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
  • A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
  • A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
  • (in the plural) Tea leaves.
  • A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
  • A moveable panel, e.g. of a bridge or door, originally one that hinged but now also applied to other forms of movement.
  • (botany) A foliage leaf or any of the many and often considerably different structures it can specialise into.
  • (computing, mathematics) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
  • * 2011 , John Mongan, ?Noah Kindler, ?Eric Giguère, Programming Interviews Exposed
  • The algorithm pops the stack to obtain a new current node when there are no more children (when it reaches a leaf ).
  • The layer of fat supporting the kidneys of a pig, leaf fat.
  • One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.
  • Derived terms

    * ) * almond tree leaf skeletoniser moth, ) * aluminium leaf, aluminum leaf * angle leaf * * ash-leaf * auxiliary leaf * avocado leaf * banana leaf * baroclinic leaf * bay leaf, bay-leaf * beleaf * belladona leaf * betel leaf * bible leaf () * big-leaf * bigleaf * bitter leaf, bitter-leaf, bitterleaf * ) * bloodleaf ( spp. ) * * branch-leaf * brass leaf * broad-leaf, broadleaf * bronze leaf * bumleaf * ) * cedar leaf oil * Chinese leaf * clover-leaf, cloverleaf * cold leaf * come into leaf * compound leaf * copper-leaf, copperleaf * cord-leaf * crinkle leaf * ) * curl-leaf * curry leaf, curry-leaf, curry-leaf tree * cutleaf ** ) ** ) * ) * ) * digitalis leaf * dining leaf * disleaf, disleave * double leaf, double-leaf * * drop-leaf table * Dutch leaf * ) * end leaf, end-leaf, endleaf * facsimile leaf * fall of the leaf * fanleaf * fig-leaf * fine leaf jam * five-leaf, * * five-leafed * flannel-leaf * * floral leaf * flyleaf * Florence leaf * fly-leaf * foliage leaf * foliation leaf * four-leaf * * ) * global Nagano leaf * ) * gold leaf * * * , grey-leaf pine * green leaf lettuce * (Hibiscus laevis ) * ) * heart-leaf * hollow leaf * ) * in full leaf * in leaf * interleaf * interleave * in the leaf * ivy-leaf * ) * Japanese leaf * jellyleaf * lace-leaf, laceleaf, lace-leaf plant * ) * lantern leaves * largeleaf * latticeleaf, lattice leaf plant * laurel-leaf blade, laurel-leaf point * leafage * leaf alcohol * leaf aldehyde * leaf aphid * leaf area duration * leaf-area index * leaf-arrowhead * leaf axil * leaf-base * leaf-bearing * leaf-beaten * leaf-bed * leaf beet * leaf beetle, leaf-beetle (Chrysomelidae) * leafbird (Chloropsis ) * leaf-birth * leaf blade * leaf blight * leaf blister * leaf blotch * leaf blower, leaf-blower * leaf-book * leaf-brass * leaf bridge, leaf-bridge * leaf brown * leaf bud, leaf-bud, leafbud * ) * leaf-bundle * ) * leaf cactus () * leaf-canopy * leaf cast * leafcasting * (Rutelinae) * leaf class * leaf-climber * leaf-climbing * ) * leaf crumpler, leaf-crumpler * leafcup () * leaf curl, leaf-curl * * leaf-cushion * leaf-cut * leaf cutter, leaf-cutter * leaf-cutting * leaf-cycle * ) * leaf disease * leaf-disk test * leafdom * leaf door * leaf-drift * leaf-eared * leafed * leafen * leafen gold * leafery * leafet * leaf-fall * leaf fat, leaf-fat * leaf-feeder * * leaffish ( ) * , leaf-flea * leafflower * leaf-folder * , leaf-footed bug * leaf-footed * leaf form * leaf frog, leaf-frog (Hylidae) * leaf gap, leaf-gap * leaf-gate * leaf gelatine * leaf-gilding * leaf-gold * leaf green, leaf-green * leaf hopper, leaf-hopper, leafhopper (Cicadellidae) * leaf-house * leaf-hut * leaf index * leafing * leaf initial * leaf insect, leaf-insect (Phylliidae) * leafit * * leaf lard, leaf-lard * leafless * leaflet * leaf lettuce * * leaf-like, leaflike * leaf litter * , leaf-louse * leaf-mass * leafmeal * leaf metal, leaf-metal * leaf miner, leaf-miner (Lepidoptera, Symphyta, Diptera) * * leaf mold, leaf-mold, leaf mould, leaf-mould * , leaf-monkey (Colobinae) * leaf-mosaic * ) * leaf mustard * ) * leaf-netting * leaf node * leaf-nosed * leaf notcher * leaf of heddles * leaf-opposed * * leaf peeper, leaf-peeper * leaf peeping, leaf-peeping * leaf-plant * leaf-plate, leaf-platter * leaf primordium * leaf protein * leaf-red * leaf roll, leaf-roll * leaf roller, leaf-roller * leaf-rolling * leaf-rosette * leaf rust, leaf-rust * leaf scald * leaf-scale * leaf scar, leaf-scar * leaf scorch * leaf sewer * leaf shape * leaf-shaped * leaf sheath, leaf-sheath * leaf-shedding * leaf shelter * leaf shutter * leaf-sickness * leaf sight, leaf-sight * leaf-silver * leaf site * leaf-skin * leaf smut * leaf soil, leaf-soil * leaf-spine * leaf spot, leaf-spot * leaf spring, leaf-spring * leaf stalk, leaf-stalk, leafstalk * leaf-table * leaf-tailed * leaf tea * leaf-teeth * leaf-tendril * leaf-thorn * leaf tier * leaf-tin * leaf tobacco * * leaf topology * leaf trace, leaf-trace * leaf-turner * leaf turtle * leaf tyer * leaf valve * leaf-valve * leaf vegetable * leaf warbler, leaf-warbler * ) * leaf-work * leaf-worm * leafy * leather leaf, leatherleaf * leave * leaved * leaveless * leavish * leavy * * lion's leaf * little leaf, littleleaf disease * * * * liver-leaf, liverleaf * local Nagano leaf * long-leafed pine, long-leaf pine, longleaf pine, long-leaved pine (Pinus palustris ) * loose-leaf * lotus leaf wrap * * * Malabar leaf * * maple leaf, maple-leaf * maximum leaf spanning tree * metal leaf * , Mexican flameleaf * mid-leaf * multileaf collimator * myriad-leaf * * * * needle-leaf tree * * , nettle-leaved goosefoot * northern corn-leaf blight, northern leaf blight * nose leaf, nose-leaf * Novikov closed leaf theorem * oak leaf, oakleaf * * one-leaf * orange-leaf * orbiculate leaf * oriental leaf * overleaf * painted leaf * * paint leaf * palladium leaf * palm-leaf * patch-leaf * peach leaf curl * peachleaf willow * * * , pear leaf midge * * platinum leaf * * , potato leafroll virus * preliminary leaf * primary leaf * * quarto leaf * raffle leaf * ragleaf * red leaf * red leaf lettuce * * red raspberry leaf * root leaf, root-leaf * rose-leaf * rough leaf * * * * * satin leaf, * saw-leaf herb * scale leaf * seed leaf, seed-leaf * seminal leaf * shake like a leaf * shin leaf, shin-leaf, shinleaf * short-leaf pine, shortleaf pine, shortleaf yellow pine () * silver leaf, silver-leaf * * silver leaf tree * * single-leaf, single-leaf pine, single-leaf pinyon * skeleton leaf * sleek-leaf * * spade leaf * specific leaf area * * * * * * * stem-and-leaf plot * stem leaf * stiff-leaf * strawberry leaf * 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

    * *

    tippy

    English

    Etymology 1

    1790, .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete, colloquial, or, slang) Fashionable, tip-top.
  • * 1806 , Kitty Crotchet, “The Bootees—A New Song”, in The Port Folio , v 2, Philadelphia: John Watts, p 76:
  • Of all the gay beaux, / That sport their smart cloathes, / There's none that my fancy can please, / With their Spencers'' or ''Crops'', / Or woolly ''Foretops'', / Like ''Bob'' with his ''Tippy Bootees .
  • In the height of fashion, excellent, cool.
  • * 1802 , “Ladies Literature”, in New England Quarterly Magazine , v 2, Boston, p 225:
  • I under?tand, however, that there is a di?tinction between the?e names in the city and St. James's; in the latter place you may find fa?hion in the characters of the ton'', the ''ta?te'', the ''etiquette'', &c. in the city they are all the ''tippy'' , the ''thing'', the ''?ort'', &c. and pretty ''things'' they are, Heaven knowns! [sic]—with a ''?ort'' of a cane, which being twelve inches long, one blow of an Iri?hman's ?hillalagh would drive ''twelve yards away.
  • * 1806 , The Port Folio , v 2, Philadelphia: John Watts, p 143:
  • The wig's the thing, the wig, the wig, / Be of the ton a natty sprig, / The thing, the tippy and the twig, / Nor heed who are the truly wise, / For after all, in vulgar eyes, / The wisdom's in the wig.
  • * 1808 , Thomas Morton, “A Cure for the Heart Ache”, in The British Theatre; or, A Collection of Plays , London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, p 10:
  • Rent! you boor!—That, for Sir Hubert!—[Snapping his Fingers .] Ah! Nabob's servants be the tippy —Every thing be done by them so genteely.
  • * 1845 , “The Frog and the Fox”, in The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist , London: Henry Colburn, p 371:
  • As neither of them said “No,” he opened the will, and found that the old lady had left all the accumulated scrapings of a long life of industry to her son William, to aid his “great abilities” in promoting the honour of the family. [. . .] “That'll do, Smugs,” said Bill, and then turning to his brothers, he observed. “Just the tippy , for I was cleaned out. [. . .]”
  • (colloquial, or, slang) Clever, neat, smart.
  • * 1863 [1910], Early Letters of Marcus Dods, D.D. , p 344:
  • She read Renan's Vie de Jésus , and I am now going to lend her the antidote—a tippy little bit of criticism by Pressensé.
  • Of tea, having a large amount of tips, or leaf buds.
  • * 1886 , T.C. Owen, The Tea Planter's Manual , Colombo: A.M. & J. Ferguson, pp 49–50:
  • Before rolling some planters are in the habit of sifting the leaf through a No. 4 sieve, and manufacturing the small leaf and tips that fall through separately. This will add to the appearance of the tea, by making it more tippy , but unless fancy teas are being made will not pay for the time and trouble incurred.

    Noun

    (tippies)
  • (obsolete, colloquial, or, slang) A dandy.
  • * 1798 , “Whim?ical Peculiarities of Expre??ion”, in The Monthly Magazine and British Register , v 6, London: R. Phillips, p 173:
  • Is his dre?s, as we may pre?ume it will be, elegant; exhibiting no articles of apparel but ?uch as are “All the rage?” he is “Quite the tippy .”''

    Derived terms

    * tippy Bob, tippy-Bob

    Etymology 2

    1886, .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (Canada, US) Tending to tip or tilt over; unstable.