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Aphyllous

[ey-FIL-əs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 19th century

1.

(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 against the sky looked menacing at night."

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About Aphyllous

Aphyllous developed as the Latin word "aphyllus" via the Greek word "áphyllos." Both words mean leafless.

Did you Know?

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

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