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silver leaf

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noun
  1. silver in the form of very thin foil.
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Origin of silver leaf

First recorded in 1720–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.