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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 19th century


(Botany) Having no leaves.

Examples of Aphyllous in a sentence

"The aphyllous trees wrapped in bright holiday lights brought cheer to the street."

"The aphyllous branches looked menacing silhouetted against the sky at night."

About Aphyllous

Aphyllous developed from the Latin word "aphyllus," via the Greek word "áphyllos." All of these words mean "leafless."

Did you Know?

While holiday lights draped over aphyllous trees make a cheery seasonal sight, they also have a practical purpose — for certain cold-sensitive plants, these lights may provide just enough warmth for the winter season.

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