- silver in the form of very thin foil.
Origin of silver leaf
First recorded in 1720–30
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The silver-leaf trees dripped, the hedges were shining with moisture.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Peep O'Day opened the front gate and came up the gravelled walk between the twin rows of silver-leaf poplars.From Place to Place
Irvin S. Cobb
Silver-leaf oxidises and turns black; platinum (a good substitute) costs about 2s.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering
The best substitute for silver-leaf is undoubtedly platinum, although it is very expensive.
Silver-leaf is prepared in a similar manner to gold-leaf; unfortunately, however, it quickly turns black when exposed to the air.