Definition of leaflike in US English:



  • See leaf

    • ‘More detailed morphological analysis of this extreme phenotype showed the conversion of stamens into very small leaf-like structures.’
    • ‘These delicate fish are poor swimmers, but use their leaf-like appendages to help them blend into the algae and kelp surrounding them for protection from predators.’
    • ‘Some species of green algae - the organisms from which plants evolved - were growing half-inch leaf-like sheets 450 million years ago.’
    • ‘It's the circular leaf-like shape of the island that gives Antigua its undulating shoreline, within which so many of its famed beaches are nestled.’
    • ‘For another, they've taken to tarting up their lattes with leaf-like artwork carved into the foam with subtle tricks of the wrist while pouring the drinks.’