1. leafing

noun. ['ˈliːfɪŋ'] (botany) the process of forming leaves.


  • maturation
  • ontogeny
  • ontogenesis
  • growing
  • foliation
  • development


  • cenogenesis
  • palingenesis
  • narrowing
  • decrease

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Rhymes with Leafing

  • debriefing
  • briefing
  • beefing

Sentences with leafing

1. Adjective
The cycles of plant life range from the leafing period, to budding, flowering and going to seed.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Have the students take turns leafing through the dictionary and reciting different guide words that they see.

3. Noun, singular or mass
This is often caused by early leafing followed by a late spring frost.