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 against the sky looked menacing at night."
Popularity Over Time
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.