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停薪留职 retain one's position with one's salary suspended; obtain an indefinite leave of absence from one's work unit

抓大放小 to invigorate large enterprises while relaxing control over small ones; focus on the restructuring of major enterprises and leave minor ones to fend for themselves

absence on leave
休假缺勤

accumulation of leave
积存假期

advance of vacation leave
预支例假

aggregation of leave passage allowance
合并使用度假旅费津贴

agreement officer on annual leave terms
按年假条款雇用的合约公务员

Application for Leave [GF 62]
假期申请表〔通用表格第62号〕

basic vacation leave
基本例假

compensation leave
补假

ex gratia leave on full pay
全薪特惠假期

The condition of our traffic leaves much to be desired.
我们的交通状况令人不满意。

I'm in charge of the department when the manager is on leave.
经理休假时, 由我主管本部门工作。

I won't stand for any more of her bad manners; I shall ask her to leave my house.
我再也不能忍受她的粗鲁举止了,我要请她离开我的房子。

Our intention was to leave early in the morning.
我们打算早上早点走。


A feeling of sadness descended on him and made him leave the sitting-room quietly.
他感到一阵悲哀,悄悄地离开了客厅。

Don't pour these tea leaves down the drain — you'll block the sewer.
别把这些茶叶往排水管里倒, 这样会堵塞下水道的。

You think he should make a positive career move outside this organization — in other words you think he should leave.
你认为他应该在这个机构外另谋发展——换句话说,你希望他走人。

I'll leave for London if I finish my work today.
如果我今天完成工作,我就会去伦敦。

The result of attrition is that, where the areas of the whole leaves follow a normal distribution, a bimodal distribution is produced, one peak composed mainly of fragmented pieces, the other of the larger remains.
磨擦的结果是,在叶面上服从正态分布的地方就会产生两种分布方式,顶点上主要是小块,其他的地方是小块,其他的地方是大块的地方。

The leaves have started to color; it will soon be winter.
树叶已开始变色,很快就是冬天了。

You may leave your key at the reception desk.
你可以把钥匙留在服务台。

He was granted his freedom on the condition that he leave the country.
他已获准恢复自由,条件是他离开这个国家。

你一直没关灯啊。
You left the light on. *left (leave)是“保持某种样子”、“保持某种状态”的意思,表达“电灯一直开着”、“发动机一直开着”、“窗户一直开着”也可以用这种句型。
You forgot to turn off the light. (你忘了关灯了。)

出门的时候,可别忘了锁门。
Don't forget to lock the door when you leave.

别把你的东西都摊在这儿。
Don't leave your stuff here.
Don't leave your stuff here. (别把你的东西都摊在这儿。)
I won't. (知道了。)

你定时间吧。
You decide when.
I'll leave it up to you. (全交给你了。)
It's your decision. (你定吧。)

现在我不能放下这个工作。
I can't leave this job at the moment.
Let's take a vacation soon. (我们马上休假吧。)
I can't leave this job at the moment. (现在我不能放下这个工作。)
I'm tied up at the moment.

这事全拜托你了。
I leave it entirely to your kind consideration. *consideration “体贴、照顾”。
I'll leave it up to you. 直译是“(工作或决定等)全都靠你了”。
Please consider it. *consider同think about,即“考虑”、“细想”。
I'd appreciate it if you could consider it.

走一步看一步吧!(到时候再说吧!)
Let's play it by ear. *这是句固定说法,直译是“凭耳朵来演奏”,意为“顺其自然,走一步看一步”。
Should we go to the party tonight? (我们今天晚上是不是该去参加聚会?)
I don't know. Let's play it by ear. (我不知道,到时候再说吧。)
Let's leave everything to chance.
Let's just see what happens. (看情况吧。)

你别半途而废。
You should finish what you start.
I'm going to give up. (我想放弃了。)
You should finish what you start. (你别半途而废。)
Don't leave things half done. *也可用half done来表示“半途而废”。

不用多说了。(就交给我吧。)
Say no more. *用来回答对方提出“想……”的请求时。
I hate to ask you for help, but... (我不太想麻烦你,但是……)
Say no more. (就交给我吧。)
Be my guest.
Don't worry about it.
I'll take care of it.
Leave it up to me.

(You can) count on me. *count on... “指望……”、“依靠……”、“期待……”。
You can leave it up to me.

多早?
How early?
How early should we leave? (咱们多早出发合适?)
Let's leave at 7∶30 am. (早晨7∶30吧。)*用How表示问“多……”的说法还有以下几种。
How short? (多短?)
How fast? (多快?)
How far? (多远?)
How quickly? (多快的速度?)
How slowly? ([速度、动作]多慢?)
How soon? ([时间/期间]多快?)
How late? ([时间/时刻]多晚?)
How much? ([不可数]多少?)
How many? ([可数]多少?)
How big/large? (多大?)
How small/little? (多小?)

够了!
That's enough. *表示不想再听下去时。
Mom! She won't leave me alone and she keeps playing with my toys and... (妈妈,她不让我一个人呆着,还拿我的玩具玩。)
That's enough. Stop complaining. (够了,别那么多牢骚了。)
I've had it. (我受不了了。)
I've had enough.
I've heard enough! (我听够了。)
That's it.
Enough is enough. (够了,别再说了!)

From which station does the train leave?
这列火车从哪个站开出呢?

What time does the first train to Boston leave?
第一班去波士顿的列车什么时间开出呢?

Will this flight leave on time?
这班机准时起飞吗?

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
千言万语不如一个行动。


A Star Corporation Marketing Department. Good morning.
A 斯达公司市场部。早晨好!
B Good morning. Can I speak to Mr Li, please?
B 早晨好!李先生在吗?
A I'm sorry, Mr Li is away from his desk at present.
A 对不起,李先生现在不在他办公桌那里。
B Can I leave a message for Mr Li, please?
B 我能给他留个口信吗?
A Certainly. Can I have your name, please?
A 当然。能告诉我您的名字吗?
B Yes, this is Liz Frost from London. Please ask him to call me.
B 可以,我是从伦敦打来的李兹·福罗斯特。请让他给我打电话。


A I’m off to Shanghai tomorrow afternoon.
A 我明天下午去上海。
B Of course, I forgot. You’re going to Shanghai, aren’t you?
B 当然,我忘了。你要去上海,不是吗?
A Yes, just for the weekend. I’m back on Monday.
A 是的,只是度个周末,我周一就回来。
B What time’s your flight?
B 你的航班什么时候起飞?
A It’s an afternoon departure. The flight leaves at 15.20.
A 下午出港。航班15:20起飞。
B Fifteen - twenty? You should get to the airport just after one.
B 15:20? 你应该1点后就到机场。


A How long is your friend coming to Beijing for?
A 你的朋友将在北京呆多久?
B He arrives on the 9th. He’s coming for about ten days. He’s keen to see all the Olympic sites.
B 他9日到。他将呆10天左右。他很想看看所有的奥运场馆。
A Ten days is a good time to see lots of Beijing and do lots of things.
A 10天够看北京的很多地方,能做很多的事情。
B Yes, I’m sure it is. He’ll have a good time.
B 是的,我肯定。他将很开心。
A When does he go back to London?
A 他什么时候回伦敦?
B He leaves on the 19th.
B 他19日离开。

Remember the way you use numbers, especially when talking about dates (and the two ways you can write them, eg: 1st / first. eg: He leaves on the 19th (nineteenth) / He leaves on the 19th (nineteenth)
记住说数字的方法,尤其是当谈论日期的时候。有两种写法,例如1st / 1日。He leaves on the 19th (nineteenth) /他19日离开。

A So when will you go back to work?
A 那么你什么时候回去上班?
B Well, I’ve got meetings on the 20th and 21st.
B 哦,我在20日和21日有会议要参加。
A When do your friends leave?
A 你的朋友们什么时候离开?
B They're leaving in mid August around the 15th or 16th.
B 他们将在8月中旬离开,大约15日或者16日的时候。
A You’ll have a good time enjoying Beijing and the Olympics.
A 你在北京和奥运会期间将度过一段愉快的时光。
B Yes, two weeks off work will be a great holiday.
B 是的,停止工作两周将是一个愉快的假期。

Politeness is not always the sign of wisdom, but the want of it always leaves room for the suspicion of folly.
Walter Savage Landor, British writer
有礼貌不一定总是智慧的标志,可是不礼貌总使人怀疑其愚蠢。
英国作家兰道W S

When you are skinning your customers , you should leave some skin on to grow so that you can skin them again.
Nikita Khrushchev, Statsman of the former Soviet Union 
如果你要剥客户的皮,你应当给他们留点皮,别剥光,让它长新皮,这样你下次还可以继续剥他们的皮。
前苏联政治家赫鲁晓夫N 

@@@ 缺乏, 稀少
absent from 缺席; 不在
defect in ...的缺点; 有...缺陷
empty of 缺乏, 无
in the absnece of 缺少, 缺乏
lacking in 缺乏
leave out 遗漏, 缺漏; 排除
low in 贫乏的
much less 更不用说; 更少; 不及
not nearly 相差很远, 远远少于
one in a million 非常稀罕的东西; 百里挑一的东西
out of stock 没有库存, 缺货
rare breed 凤毛麟角, 稀罕, 难得
short of sth. 不足; 缺乏
without further ado 言归正传, 闲话少说

@@@ 打开
break new ground 创新; 开创新局面
crack a book 打开书准备学习
give access to 向...开放
lay out 展开, 有计划地安排
leave on 穿着不脱; 让灯开着
spread out 伸开, 展开
turn on 拧开; 打开(开关)
turn up 1.开大(音量)
2.(尤指未经过搜寻而)被找到; 出现
usher in 引进; 开创; 宣告...的来临

@@@ 坏, 恶, 丑
burn out 烧掉, 烧坏
change for the worse 恶化; 每况愈下
do damage 损害, 破坏
do wrong 做错; 作恶; 犯罪
feel down in the dumps 心情不好; 情绪低落
get off on the wrong foot 开始就不顺利; 一开始就犯了个错误
give out 1.分发, 发配
2.用尽, 耗尽; 坏了
go bad 变坏; 腐败
It never fails... 从不例外(信息词, 暗示后面没有好事)
leave much to be desired 不够好; 有待改善
lose face 丢脸, 出丑
make a fool of sb. 愚弄某人, 让某人出丑
not much of a 不是很好的...
not think much of 对...评价不高, 认为...不好
think little of 不喜欢, 认为不好
wear out 1.把...用坏, 穿破
2.使疲乏, 使精疲力竭

@@@ 改变, 转换
adaptation to 针对...的适应性的变化
bring over 把...带来; 使某人转变(思想或信仰)
change for the better 改进; 改善; 好转
change for the worse 恶化; 每况愈下
change hands 易手; 易主
change of pace 变换活动; 换口味
change one's mind 改变主意/想法
change sth. into 把...变成...
change the subject 转移话题
cheer (sb.) up 使高兴, 使情绪好转
clear up 1.(天气)变晴, 天空晴朗
2.说明, 澄清
convert sth. into sth. 转变, 变换
cool down/off 变凉爽; 使冷静
develop into 发展成为..., 演变成...
direct at/to sth./sb. 使...转向或对准某一方向; 指示, 命令...
emigrate (from) to (从...)移居到...
evolve from/out of 从...进化来; 从...发展来
evolve into 演化成
fix up 修理; 重新装饰或改装
for the better 好转, 向好的方向发展
get above oneself 变得自高自大
go bad 变坏; 腐败
improve on 对...做出改进
in flux 处于不断变化之中; 动荡不定
in other words 换句话说, 换言之
in place of 代替; 更换
leave much to be desired 不够好; 有待改善
make over 把(财产)转让; 改造
melt away (使某物)融化或溶解而消失; 逐渐消失
move about/around 走来走去; 动来动去; 不断迁移
move away 离开; 搬走
move into 搬入; 迁居
move out (of) 搬出
pass on 把...传给别人; 转移
range from A to B 在A和B之间变化或变动; 从A延伸到B
reduce to 变少; 使处于, 使成为(某种情况或状态)
remove sth. from 将某物从...移到...; 去掉; 免除(职务)
that is to say 那就是说, 换句话说
thaw out 1.(人的态度、行为等)变得随便; 变得温和
2.解冻, 变暖和
toss and turn 辗转反侧, 无法入眠
transfer to 转移到...; 调转到...; 转学到...
transform ... into ... 把...变成...
turn around 回转, 转向
turn into 使变成, 使成为
turn over 翻身; 翻转
vary from ... to ... 从...到...变动/变化
warm up 1.使...变热(暖和)
2.(体育锻炼之前, 音乐演奏之前的)热身

@@@ 活动, 行动
active volcano 活火山
bring into action 使行动起来
change of pace 变换活动; 换口味
do about 对...想某种办法或采取某种行动
get in on 参加(活动), 加入
get off the ground (指活动、事业等)顺利开始
get the ball rolling 开始某种活动, 开始
get under way 开动
go around 四处活动; 散布, 传播
leave for 动身前往(某地)
recreation center 活动中心
set in motion 开动; 使...运转; 调动...
set out (for) 朝...方向去; 动身去...
start out 开始时打算, 本来想要; 动身
take action 行动, 采取行动

@@@ 留
carry over 继续下去, 遗留下来
hang around 逗留; 转悠
hang on to sth. 保留...; 不把...卖掉或
给别人
impress sb. with sth. 给...留下深刻印象
keep an eye on & keep an eye out (for) 照料, 照看; 留心, 注意
keep one's eyes open (for) 留心看着; 保持警惕
leave behind 1.留下(痕迹等)
2.把...遗留在..., 忘记携带...
make an impression on sb. 给某人留下印象; 使某人感动
pay heed to 注意..., 留心...
stay behind (别人走后)在某处留下不走(尤指暂不回家)
stick around 逗留/停留在某处或附近, 不走远

on : 连上,固定住,(in or into a state of being connected)
act on 对…起作用
catch on 抓牢
come on 跟随
count on 依赖
draw on 带上,穿上
fasten on 纠缠,抓牢
fit on 固定
get on 接近
paste on 粘住
turn on 打开
switch on 打开
pin on 钉住
put on 穿上
try on 试穿
pull on 穿上
hang on 不挂断
build on 建立于
leave on 留住
take on 穿下
rely on 依靠
depend on 依靠

off : 完成,停止(indicating completion)
finish off 结束
pay off 付清
break off 停止,中断
send off 结束
leave off 停止
pass off 终止,停止
sign off 停止播音
wear off 消失,
write off 注销,购销
bring off 完成
call off 取消
lay off 停止, 解雇

leave the lights on 不息灯

告别 adieux; congee; leave; valediction; adieu

出境 [chū jìng] /(v) leave a country or region/

出狱 [chū yù] /leave prison/

辞 [cí] /bid farewell/diction/resign/say goodbye/take leave/decline/

动身 [dòng shēn] /go on a journey/leave/

假条 [jià tiáo] /leave permit/application for leave/

离别 [lí bié] /(v) to leave or part from (when going on a long journey)/

遗留 [yí liú] /(leave or be a) legacy/left over/hand down (to next generation)/

由 [yóu] /follow/from/it is for...to/reason/cause/because of/due to/by/to/to leave it (to sb)/

It's theory to which many economists subscribe, but in practice it often leaves railroads in the position of determining which companies will flourish and which will fail.
这种理论得到了多数经济学家的认同,但在实际操作中,它使铁路公司获得了一个决定谁败谁荣的权利。

{adj: acropetal} of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex
<-> basipetal

{adj: alternate} of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired
"stems with alternate leaves"
<-> opposite

{adj: awol} having deserted your post or station without leave

{adj: basipetal} of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base
<-> acropetal

{adj: cauline} especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem
"cauline leaves"
<-> radical

{adj: churning, churned-up} moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
"winds whipped the piled leaves into churning masses"
"a car stuck in the churned-up mud"

{adj: concluding, final, last, terminal} occurring at or forming an end or termination
"his concluding words came as a surprise"
"the final chapter"
"the last days of the dinosaurs"
"terminal leave"

{adj: dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered} (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
"dried-up grass"
"the desert was edged with sere vegetation"
"shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"
"withered vines"

{adj: fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated} not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
"it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"
"faux pearls"
"false teeth"
"decorated with imitation palm leaves"
"a purse of simulated alligator hide"

{adj: fallen} having dropped by the force of gravity
"fallen leaves covered the forest floor"
"sat on a fallen tree trunk"

{adj: gauche, graceless, unpolished} lacking social polish
"too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"
"their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"

{adj: leafed, leaved} having leaves or leaves as specified; often used in combination
"a fully leafed tree"
"broad-leafed"
"four-leaved clover"

{adj: on leave} absent with permission from work or duty

{adj: opposite, paired} of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
"opposite leaves"
<-> alternate

{adj: radical, basal} especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
"basal placentation"
"radical leaves"
<-> cauline

{adj: runcinate} having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves

{adj: shaky, shivering, trembling} vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
"a quaking bog"
"the quaking child asked for more"
"quivering leaves of a poplar tree"
"with shaking knees"
"seemed shaky on her feet"
"sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"
"trembling hands"

{n: Adapid, Adapid group} extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins

{n: American arborvitae, northern white cedar, white cedar, Thuja occidentalis} small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets

{n: American mistletoe, Arceuthobium pusillum} small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees

{n: Anigozanthus, genus Anigozanthus} genus of monocotyledonous plants with curious woolly flowers on sturdy stems above a fan of sword-shaped leaves; includes kangaroo's paw and Australian sword lily; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae

{n: Boston ivy, Japanese ivy, Parthenocissus tricuspidata} Asiatic vine with three-lobed leaves and purple berries

{n: Boston lettuce} lettuce with relatively soft leaves

{n: Ceylon bowstring hemp, Sansevieria zeylanica} plant having thick fibrous leaves transversely banded in light and dark green

{n: Colorado potato beetle, Colorado beetle, potato bug, potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata} black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide

{n: Drosophyllum lusitanicum} perennial of dry habitats whose leaves have glandular hairs that secrete adhesive and digestive fluid for capture and digestion of insects; Portugal, southern Spain and Morocco

{n: English elm, European elm, Ulmus procera} broad spreading rough-leaved elm common throughout Europe and planted elsewhere

{n: Erigeron, genus Erigeron} cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally

{n: Erysiphaceae, family Erysiphaceae} family of fungi parasitic mostly on leaves; includes powdery mildews

{n: Erythroxylon coca, coca, coca plant} a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine

{n: Erythroxylon truxiuense} a South American shrub whose leaves are a source of cocaine

{n: European ash, common European ash, Fraxinus excelsior} tall ash of Europe to the Caucasus having leaves shiny dark-green above and pale downy beneath

{n: Florida strap fern, cow-tongue fern, hart's-tongue fern} common epiphytic or sometimes terrestrial fern having pale yellow-green strap-shaped leaves; Florida to West Indies and Mexico and south to Uruguay

{n: French sorrel} greens having small tart oval to pointed leaves; preferred to common sorrel for salads

{n: Gymnopilus validipes} a poisonous fungus with a dry cap and a cortina that does not leave much of a ring on the robust stalk

{n: Gymnopilus ventricosus} a giant fungus of the Pacific Northwest; has a very thick stalk and the cortina leaves a ring high up on the stalk

{n: Japanese maple, full moon maple, Acer japonicum} leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan

{n: Judas tree, love tree, Circis siliquastrum} small tree of the eastern Mediterranean having abundant purplish-red flowers growing on old wood directly from stems and appearing before the leaves: widely cultivated in mild regions; wood valuable for veneers

{n: Labrador tea, crystal tea, Ledum groenlandicum} evergreen shrub of eastern North America having white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and dark green hairy leaves used for tea during American Revolution

{n: Leucadendron, genus Leucadendron} large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs having silvery white leaves and solitary terminal flowers with conspicuous silvery bracts

{n: Levant cotton, Gossypium herbaceum} Old World annual having heart-shaped leaves and large seeds with short greyish lint removed with difficulty; considered an ancestor of modern short-staple cottons

{n: Metroxylon, genus Metroxylon} a genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die

{n: Monocotyledones, class Monocotyledones, Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledonae, Liliopsida, class Liliopsida} comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae

{n: Moreton Bay chestnut, Australian chestnut} Australian tree having pinnate leaves and orange-yellow flowers followed by large woody pods containing 3 or 4 seeds that resemble chestnuts; yields dark strong wood

{n: Myroxylon, genus Myroxylon} a genus of tropical American trees having pinnate leaves and white flowers

{n: Oak Leaf Cluster} a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before

{n: Oregon grape, Mahonia nervosa} small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries

{n: Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, hollygrape, mountain grape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium} ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries

{n: Oregon maple, big-leaf maple, Acer macrophyllum} maple of western North America having large 5-lobed leaves orange in autumn

{n: Pogostemon, genus Pogostemon} genus of Asiatic shrubs or trees whose leaves yield a fragrant oil

{n: Potamogeton, genus Potamogeton} a large genus of aquatic herbs found in quiet waters in temperate regions; leaves usually float on the water

{n: Queensland bottletree, narrow-leaved bottletree, Brachychiton rupestris, Sterculia rupestris} large tree of Queensland having cream-colored flowers blotched with red inside; sometimes placed in genus Sterculia

{n: Siberian larch, Larix siberica, Larix russica} medium-sized larch of northeastern Russia and Siberia having narrowly conic crown and soft narrow bright-green leaves; used in cultivation

{n: Spanish oyster plant, Scolymus hispanicus} a golden thistle of southwestern Europe cultivated for its edible sweet roots and edible leaves and stalks; its yellow flowers are used as a substitute for saffron

{n: St John's wort} any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil

{n: Tragopogon, genus Tragopogon} genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads

{n: Triplochiton, genus Triplochiton} small genus of tropical African trees with maplelike leaves

{n: Verpa bohemica, early morel} resembles a thimble on a finger; the surface of the fertile portion is folded into wrinkles that extend from the top down; fruiting begins in spring before the leaves are out on the trees

{n: Virginia creeper, American ivy, woodbine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia} common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit

{n: Virginian witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana} common shrub of eastern North America having small yellow flowers after the leaves have fallen

{n: abscission} shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant

{n: acanthus} any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

{n: acataphasia} a disorder in which a lesion to the central nervous system leaves you unable to formulate a statement or to express yourself in an organized manner

{n: administrivia} the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization
"he sets policy and leaves all the administrivia to his assistant"

{n: apple aphid, green apple aphid, Aphis pomi} bright green aphid; feeds on and causes curling of apple leaves

{n: arrowleaf groundsel, Senecio triangularis} perennial with sharply toothed triangular leaves on leafy stems bearing a cluster of yellow flower heads; moist places in mountains of western North America

{n: aspen} any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind

{n: aspidistra, cast-iron plant, bar-room plant, Aspidistra elatio} evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant

{n: barrenwort, bishop's hat, Epimedium grandiflorum} slow-growing creeping plant with semi-evergreen leaves on erect wiry stems; used as ground cover

{n: basil, sweet basil} leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried

{n: bell heather, heather bell, fine-leaved heath, Erica cinerea} common low European shrub with purple-red flowers

{n: bergamot mint, lemon mint, eau de cologne mint, Mentha citrata} mint with leaves having perfume like that of the bergamot orange

{n: bhang} a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India

{n: birch leaf miner, Fenusa pusilla} small black sawfly native to Europe but established in eastern United States; larvae mine the leaves of birches causing serious defoliation

{n: bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, yellow dock, Rumex obtusifolius} European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America

{n: black bryony, black bindweed, Tamus communis} common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries

{n: black oak, yellow oak, quercitron, quercitron oak, Quercus velutina} medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped

{n: blackjack oak, blackjack, jack oak, Quercus marilandica} a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets

{n: blue mold fungus, Peronospora tabacina} fungus causing a serious disease in tobacco plants characterized by bluish-grey mildew on undersides of leaves

{n: bok choy, bok choi} elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks

{n: bombycid, bombycid moth, silkworm moth} moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk

{n: box elder, ash-leaved maple, Acer negundo} common shade tree of eastern and central United States

{n: broad-leaved plantain, common plantain, white-man's foot, whiteman's foot, cart-track plant, Plantago major} common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed

{n: brodiaea} any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium

{n: bud} a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

{n: buildup} the result of the process of accumulation
"the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes"

{n: bulletin board system, bulletin board, electronic bulletin board, bbs} a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest

{n: burn plant, Aloe vera} very short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants

{n: burning, combustion} the act of burning something
"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

{n: butterwort} any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects

{n: canyon oak, canyon live oak, maul oak, iron oak, Quercus chrysolepis} medium-sized evergreen of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves

{n: caracolito, Ruptiliocarpon caracolito} large Costa Rican tree having light-colored wood suitable for cabinetry; similar to the African lepidobotrys in wood structure as well as in fruit and flowers and leaves and seeds; often classified in other families

{n: cardoon, Cynara cardunculus} southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots

{n: cat's-ear, California dandelion, capeweed, gosmore, Hypochaeris radicata} European weed widely naturalized in North America having yellow flower heads and leaves resembling a cat's ears

{n: cecropia, cecropia moth, Hyalophora cecropia} North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees

{n: chamomile, camomile, Chamaemelum nobilis, Anthemis nobilis} Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis

{n: chives} cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning

{n: cinnabar, cinnabar moth, Callimorpha jacobeae} large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort

{n: cinnamon vine, Chinese yam, Dioscorea batata} hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers

{n: clintonia, Clinton's lily} any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia having broad basal leaves and white or yellowish or purplish flowers followed by blue or black berries

{n: collector} the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes

{n: common alder, European black alder, Alnus glutinosa, Alnus vulgaris} medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkins; leaves are hairy beneath


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