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absence without leave

  • noun unauthorized military absence
    unauthorized absence.
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alder-leaved serviceberry

  • noun shrub or small tree of northwestern North America having fragrant creamy white flowers and small waxy purple-red fruits
    Amelanchier alnifolia; alderleaf Juneberry.
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almond-leaves willow

  • noun willow of the western United States with leaves like those of peach or almond trees
    peachleaf willow; almond-leaves willow; Salix amygdaloides.
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arrow leaved aster

  • noun a variety of aster
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ash-leaved maple

  • noun common shade tree of eastern and central United States
    Acer negundo; box elder.
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Ash-leaved walnut

  • a tree (Juglans fraxinifolia), native in Transcaucasia.
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bay-leaved caper

  • noun shrub or small tree of southern Florida to Central and South America
    Capparis flexuosa; caper tree.
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broad leaved centaury

  • noun a variety of centaury with broad leaves
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broad leaved goldenrod

  • noun a variety of goldenrod
    zigzag goldenrod.
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broad-leaved

  • adjective satellite having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
    broadleaf; broad-leafed.
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Broad"-leaved`, Broad"-leafed` adjective (Also<
  • Broad-leaved
  • Broad-leafed
)
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  1. Having broad, or relatively broad, leaves. Keats.
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broad-leaved bottletree

  • noun north Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves
    Brachychiton australis; flame tree.
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broad-leaved dock

  • noun European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America
    yellow dock; Rumex obtusifolius; bitter dock.
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broad-leaved everlasting pea

  • noun perennial climber of central and southern Europe having purple or pink or white flowers; naturalized in North America
    Lathyrus latifolius; perennial pea.
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broad-leaved montia

  • noun succulent plant with mostly basal leaves; stem bears 1 pair of broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and a loose raceme of 3-10 white flowers; western North America
    Montia cordifolia.
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broad-leaved plantain

  • noun North American plantain having reddish leafstalks and broad leaves
    Plantago rugelii; rugel's plantain.
  • noun common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed
    whiteman's foot; Plantago major; cart-track plant; common plantain; white-man's foot.
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broad-leaved twayblade

  • noun small orchid with two elliptic leaves and a slender raceme of small green flowers; western North America
    Listera convallarioides.
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celery-leaved buttercup

  • noun annual herb growing in marshy places
    Ranunculus sceleratus; cursed crowfoot.
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compassionate leave

  • noun (military) leave granted in an emergency such as family sickness or death
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cross-leaved heath

  • noun dwarf European shrub with rose-colored flowers
    Erica tetralix; bell heather.
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curly-leaved

  • adjective satellite having curly leaves
    curly-leafed.
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daisy-leaved grape fern

  • noun of North America and Eurasia
    Botrychium matricariifolium; daisyleaf grape fern.
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dense-leaved elodea

  • noun aquatic plant with deep green foliage useful to oxygenate an aquarium; sometimes placed in genus Egeria
    Egeria densa; Elodea densa.
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fan-leaved

  • adjective satellite having fan-shaped leaves
    fan-leafed.
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far left

  • adjective satellite radical or extremely liberal
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fine-leaved

  • adjective satellite having fine leaves
    fine-leafed.
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fine-leaved heath

  • noun common low European shrub with purple-red flowers
    heather bell; bell heather; Erica cinerea.
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French leave

  • noun an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)
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  • an informal, hasty, or secret departure; esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
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grass-leaved golden aster

  • noun a variety of golden aster
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grassy-leaved

  • adjective satellite having leaves that resemble grass
    grassy-leafed.
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great-leaved macrophylla

  • noun large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base
    great-leaved macrophylla; large-leaved cucumber tree; Magnolia macrophylla.
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heart-leaved aster

  • noun perennial wood aster of eastern North America
    Aster cordifolius.
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holly-leaved cherry

  • noun California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers
    islay; Prunus ilicifolia; evergreen cherry; holly-leaf cherry.
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Holly-leaved oak

  • noun evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood
    holm oak; holm tree; evergreen oak; Quercus ilex.
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  • (Bot.), the black scrub oak. See Scrub oak.
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holly-leaves barberry

  • noun ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
    mountain grape; Mahonia aquifolium; Oregon grape; Oregon holly grape; hollygrape.
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ivy-leaved geranium

  • noun a commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers
    hanging geranium; Pelargonium peltatum; ivy geranium.
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large-leaved

  • adjective satellite having relatively large leaves
    large-leafed.
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large-leaved aster

  • noun tufted perennial wood aster of North America; naturalized in Europe
    Aster macrophyllus.
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large-leaved cucumber tree

  • noun large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base
    great-leaved macrophylla; large-leaved cucumber tree; Magnolia macrophylla.
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large-leaved magnolia

  • noun large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base
    great-leaved macrophylla; large-leaved cucumber tree; Magnolia macrophylla.
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leather-leaved

  • adjective satellite having leathery leaves
    leather-leafed.
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leave alone

  • verb leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
    leave; leave alone.
    • leave it as is
    • leave the young fawn alone
    • leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
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leave behind

  • verb depart and not take along
    • He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe
  • verb be survived by after one's death
    leave.
    • He left six children
    • At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats
  • verb leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
    leave; leave alone.
    • leave it as is
    • leave the young fawn alone
    • leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
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leave no stone unturned

  • verb search thoroughly and exhaustively
    • The police left no stone unturned in looking for the President's murderer
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leave of absence

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
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leave off

  • verb come to an end, stop or cease
    • the road leaves off at the edge of the forest
    • leave off where you started
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb stop using
    • leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here
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leave office

  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; quit; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
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leave out

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    pretermit; omit; drop; overleap; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten
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leave-taking

  • noun the act of departing politely
    leave; farewell; parting.
    • he disliked long farewells
    • he took his leave
    • parting is such sweet sorrow
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Leave"-tak`ing noun
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  1. Taking of leave; parting compliments. Shak.
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left atrioventricular valve

  • noun valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle
    mitral valve; bicuspid valve.
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left atrium

  • noun the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins
    atrium sinistrum; left atrium.
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left atrium of the heart

  • noun the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins
    atrium sinistrum; left atrium.
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left bank

  • noun the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
    Latin Quarter.
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left brain

  • noun the cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum that controls the right half of the body
    left brain.
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left coronary artery

  • noun arises from the left aortic sinus; supplies the left side of the heart
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left field

  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
    leftfield; left.
    • the batter flied out to left
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the left third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
    leftfield.
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left fielder

  • noun the person who plays left field
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left gastric artery

  • noun a branch of the celiac artery that supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach and the abdominal part of the esophagus
    arteria gastrica sinistra.
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left gastric vein

  • noun arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein
    vena gastrica sinistra.
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left hand

  • noun the hand that is on the left side of the body
    left.
    • jab with your left
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left hander

  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    lefty; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander; southpaw.
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left hemisphere

  • noun the cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum that controls the right half of the body
    left brain.
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left over

  • adjective satellite not used up
    unexpended; leftover; odd; remaining; left.
    • leftover meatloaf
    • she had a little money left over so she went to a movie
    • some odd dollars left
    • saved the remaining sandwiches for supper
    • unexpended provisions
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left stage

  • noun the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience
    left stage.
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left ventricle

  • noun the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta
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left wing

  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left.
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left-eyed

  • adjective satellite having only the left eye
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left-hand

  • adjective satellite intended for the left hand
    left.
    • I rarely lose a left-hand glove
  • adjective satellite located on or directed toward the left
    • a car with left-hand drive
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Left"-hand` adjective
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  1. Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road.
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left-handed

  • adjective using or intended for the left hand
    • left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs
    • left-handed scissors
  • adjective satellite (of marriages) illicit or informal
    • in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent
  • adjective satellite (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior
    morganatic.
  • adjective satellite rotating to the left
    levorotatory; levorotary.
  • adjective satellite ironically ambiguous
    • a left-handed compliment
  • adjective satellite lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    butterfingered; bumbling; handless; ham-handed; bungling; ham-fisted; heavy-handed.
    • a bumbling mechanic
    • a bungling performance
    • ham-handed governmental interference
    • could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse
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Left"-hand`ed adjective
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  1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.
  2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.
    The commendations of this people are not always left-handed and detractive. Landor.
  3. Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.
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left-handed pitcher

  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    lefty; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander; southpaw.
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left-handedness

  • noun the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
  • noun preference for using the left hand
    sinistrality.
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Left"-hand`ed*ness, Left"-hand`i*ness noun (Also<
  • Left-handedness
  • Left-handiness
)
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  1. The state or quality of being left-handed; awkwardness.
    An awkward address, ungraceful attitudes and actions, and a certain left-handiness (if I may use the expression) proclaim low education. Chesterfield.
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left-hander

  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    lefty; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander; southpaw.
  • noun a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
    lefty; southpaw.
    • their pitcher was a southpaw
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left-luggage office

  • noun a room where baggage or parcels are checked
    checkroom.
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left-of-center

  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political left
    leftist; left-of-center.
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left-off

Left"-off" adjective
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  1. Laid a side; cast-off.
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left-slanting

  • adjective satellite (of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward
    backhand.
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left-wing

  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political left
    leftist; left-of-center.
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left-winger

  • noun a person who belongs to the political left
    leftist; collectivist.
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maple-leaved bayur

  • noun Indian tree having fragrant nocturnal white flowers and yielding a reddish wood used for planking; often grown as an ornamental or shade tree
    Pterospermum acerifolium; mayeng.
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narrow-leaved bottletree

  • noun large tree of Queensland having cream-colored flowers blotched with red inside; sometimes placed in genus Sterculia
    Brachychiton rupestris; Queensland bottletree; Sterculia rupestris.
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narrow-leaved everlasting pea

  • noun European perennial with mottled flowers of purple and pink; sometimes cultivated for fodder or as green manure
    Lathyrus sylvestris; flat pea.
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narrow-leaved flame flower

  • noun similar to Talinum aurantiacum but with narrower leaves and yellow-orange flowers; southwestern United States
    Talinum augustissimum.
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narrow-leaved plantain

  • noun an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
    English plantain; ribwort; ripple-grass; buckthorn; Plantago lanceolata; ribgrass.
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narrow-leaved reedmace

  • noun reed maces of America, Europe, North Africa, Asia
    soft flag; Typha angustifolia; narrow-leaf cattail; lesser bullrush.
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narrow-leaved spleenwort

  • noun North American fern with narrow fronds on yellowish leafstalks
    Diplazium pycnocarpon; silvery spleenwort; Athyrium pycnocarpon; glade fern.
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narrow-leaved strap fern

  • noun fern with shorter and narrower leaves than Florida strap fern; Florida to West Indies and Mexico and south to Argentina
    Central American strap fern; Campyloneurum augustifolium.
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narrow-leaved water plantain

  • noun a variety of water plantain
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narrow-leaved white-topped aster

  • noun a variety of white-topped aster
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nettle-leaved bellflower

  • noun European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat
    throatwort; Campanula trachelium.
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nettle-leaved goosefoot

  • noun European annual with coarsely dentate leaves; widespread in United States and southern Canada
    Chenopodium murale; nettleleaf goosefoot.
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nut-leaved screw tree

  • noun East Indian shrub often cultivated for its hairy leaves and orange-red flowers
    Helicteres isora.
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oak-leaved goosefoot

  • noun annual European plant with spikes of greenish flowers and leaves that are white and hairy on the underside; common as a weed in North America
    Chenopodium glaucum; oakleaf goosefoot.
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oblique vein of the left atrium

  • noun a tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium
    vena obliqua atrii sinistri.
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Over the left

  • . See under Left.
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Over the left shoulder, ∨ Over the left

  • an old but still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief; as, he said it, and it is true, over the left.
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parsley-leaved thorn

  • noun southern United States hawthorn with pinnately lobed leaves
    Crataegus marshallii; Crataegus apiifolia; parsley haw.
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peach-leaved willow

  • noun willow of the western United States with leaves like those of peach or almond trees
    peachleaf willow; almond-leaves willow; Salix amygdaloides.
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pinnate-leaved

  • adjective satellite having pinnate leaves
    pinnate-leafed.
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plantain-leaved pussytoes

  • noun a variety of pussytoes
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posterior vein of the left ventricle

  • noun arises near the apex of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus
    vena posterior ventriculi sinistri.
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Premorse rootleaves

  • (Bot.), such as have an abrupt, ragged, and irregular termination, as if bitten off short.
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prickly-leaved

  • adjective satellite having prickly leaves
    prickly-leafed.
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ribbon-leaved water plantain

  • noun a variety of water plantain
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Right and left

  • in both or all directions. Colloq.
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Right and left coupling

  • (Pipe fitting), a coupling the opposite ends of which are tapped for a right-handed screw and a left-handed screw, respectivelly.
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Right and left screw

  • a screw having threads upon the opposite ends which wind in opposite directions.
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rough-leaved aster

  • noun a variety of aster
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round-leaved rein orchid

  • noun orchid having a raceme of large greenish-white flowers on a single flower stalk growing between two elliptic or round basal leaves lying on the ground; from northern Oregon and Montana across Canada to the eastern United States
    Habenaria orbiculata.
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sabbatical leave

  • noun a leave usually taken every seventh year
    sabbatical.
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shore leave

  • noun leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
    liberty.
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sick leave

  • noun a leave of absence from work because of illness
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silky-leaved

  • adjective satellite having glossy leaves
    silky-leafed.
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silver-leaved

  • adjective satellite having silvery leaves
    silvery-leafed; silver-leaved; silver-leafed.
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silver-leaved nettle

  • noun weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America
    silver-leaved nettle; trompillo; prairie berry; purple nightshade; silverleaf nightshade; white horse nettle; Solanum elaeagnifolium.
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silver-leaved nightshade

  • noun weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America
    silver-leaved nettle; trompillo; prairie berry; purple nightshade; silverleaf nightshade; white horse nettle; Solanum elaeagnifolium.
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silver-leaved poplar

  • noun a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces
    aspen poplar; white aspen; white poplar; Populus alba; abele.
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silvery-leaved

  • adjective satellite having silvery leaves
    silvery-leafed; silver-leaved; silver-leafed.
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small-leaved lime

  • noun large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
    small-leaved lime; Tilia cordata.
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small-leaved linden

  • noun large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
    small-leaved lime; Tilia cordata.
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smooth-leaved elm

  • noun European elm with lustrous smooth leaves used as an ornamental
    European field elm; Ulmus carpinifolia.
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spiny-leaved

  • adjective satellite having spiny leaves
    spiny-leafed.
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stage left

  • noun the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience
    left stage.
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stuffed grape leaves

  • noun well-seasoned rice (with nuts or currants or minced lamb) simmered or braised in stock
    dolmas.
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take leave

  • verb go away or leave
    quit; depart.
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tansy-leaved rocket

  • noun perennial stellate and hairy herb with small yellow flowers of mountains of southern Europe; sometimes placed in genus Sisymbrium
    Sisymbrium tanacetifolia; Hugueninia tanacetifolia.
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terminal leave

  • noun final leave before discharge from military service
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Tern leaves

  • (Bot.), leaves arranged in threes, or three by three, or having three in each whorl or set.
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thin-leaved bilberry

  • noun erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries
    Viccinium membranaceum; mountain blue berry; bilberry.
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thin-leaved stringybark

  • noun stringybark having white wood
    white stringybark; Eucalyptusd eugenioides.
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Three-leaved nightshade

  • . See Trillium.
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thyme-leaved sandwort

  • noun Eurasian annual sprawling plant naturalized throughout North America
    Arenaria serpyllifolia.
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thyme-leaved speedwell

  • noun perennial decumbent herb having small opposite leaves and racemes of blue flowers; throughout Eurasia and the New World
    Veronica serpyllifolia.
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Ticket of leave

  • a license or permit given to a convict, or prisoner of the crown, to go at large, and to labor for himself before the expiration of his sentence, subject to certain specific conditions. Eng. Simmonds.
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ticket-of-leave

  • noun a permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to leave prison under specific restrictions
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To dress to the right, To dress to the left, To dress on the center

  • (Mil.), to form alignment with reference to the soldier on the extreme right, or in the center, of the rank, who serves as a guide.
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To leave alone

  • . (a) To leave in solitude . (b) To desist or refrain from having to do with; as, to leave dangerous chemicals alone.
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To leave no stone unturned

  • to leave nothing untried for accomplishing one's purpose.
  • to do everything that can be done; to use all practicable means to effect an object.
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To leave off

  • . (a) To desist from; to forbear; to stop; as, to leave off work at six o'clock . (b) To cease wearing or using; to omit to put in the usual position; as, to leave off a garment; to leave off the tablecloth . (c) To forsake; as, to leave off a bad habit.
  • to cease; to desist; to stop.
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To leave one in the lurch

  • . (a) In the game of cribbage, to leave one's adversary so far behind that the game is won before he has scored thirty-one . (b) To leave one behind; hence, to abandon, or fail to stand by, a person in a difficulty. Denham.
    But though thou'rt of a different church, I will not leave thee in the lurch. Hudibras.
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To leave one out in the cold

  • to overlook or neglect him. Colloq.
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To leave one to himself

  • to withdraw from him; to let him take his own course.
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To leave out

  • to omit; as, to leave out a word or name in writing.
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To leave to one's self

  • to let (one) be alone; to cease caring for (one).
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To let or leave

  • alone, to abstain from interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state.
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To take ground to the rightto the left

  • (Mil.), to extend the line to the right or left; to move, as troops, to the right or left.
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To take leave

  • . See Leave, n., 2.
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two-leaved

  • adjective satellite having two leaves
    two-leafed.
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variously-leaved pondweed

  • noun of Europe (except the Mediterranean area) and the northern United States
    Potamogeton gramineous.
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Vertical leaves

  • (Bot.), leaves which present their edges to the earth and the sky, and their faces to the horizon, as in the Australian species of Eucalyptus.
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wavy-leaved aster

  • noun a variety of aster
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Way leave

  • permission to cross, or a right of way across, land; also, rent paid for such right. Eng
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white-leaved rockrose

  • noun compact white pubescent shrub of southwestern Europe having pink flowers
    Cistus albidus.
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wing-leaved

Wing"-leaved` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Having pinnate or pinnately divided leaves.
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