Phrasal verbs - Meaning of leaf out

Phrasal verbs

What does leaf out mean?

Here is the meaning of leaf out with examples:

"leaf out"


To open leaves (of a plant)


Check the phrasal verb leaf out in a sentence:

It is spring, the trees will start leafing out.

If the tree hasn't started leafing out yet, this suggests that there must be something wrong with it.

Your flowers need some sunlight if you want them to leaf out.

Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events. Some phenologists, for example, devote most of their time studying the timing of leafing out.

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