heart-leaf

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heart-leaf evergreen low-growing perennial having mottled green and silvery-grey heart-shaped pungent leaves; Virginia to South Carolina
    • n heart-leaf wild ginger having persistent heart-shaped pungent leaves; West Virginia to Alabama
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Quotations

  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.”

Usage

In literature:

Linda nodded, running a finger down the leaf over his heart.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Another medicine was heart leaf tea.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
One leaf in every human heart.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
On the fly-leaf she had inscribed Ella's name, and the sight of her hand-writing sent a fresh thrill of agony to his heart.
"Woman As She Should Be" by Mary E. Herbert
There is light upon my path, there is sunshine in my heart, And the leaf and fruit of life shall not utterly depart.
"Victorian Songs" by Various
With an anxious heart, I removed the earth, and unfolded the plantain-leaf.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
That leaf is like a young heart full of love.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
True delicacy, that most beautiful heart-leaf of humanity, exhibits itself most significantly in little things.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
She took the oak-leaf cards and pressed them to her heart.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
Between the slices lay a heart-leaf of lettuce dipped in mayonnaise dressing.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
Peter fell upon his knees, and his stone heart did not protect his limbs from trembling like an aspen leaf.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Her whole frame trembled like an aspen leaf, and her heart sunk within her as she received the intelligence.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
Her young heart blows Leaf by leaf, coming out like a rose.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Rupert shook like a leaf; the colour mounted to his cheek, and his heart beat almost audibly.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
There are half-heart-shaped stipules at the base of the very short leaf-stalk.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
Her soul was still a shrivelled leaf, and her heart as cold as a stone in the sea.
"Poppy" by Cynthia Stockley
Where'er the leaf grows in a wood they know the red drop comes from the poet's heart.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
He was gay and light-hearted, and whistled a tune upon a leaf as he went along.
"Snowdrop and Other Tales" by Jacob Grimm
Leaves broadly heart-shaped, serrate, with sturdy, short leaf-stalks.
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
A heart breaks, a man dies, a leaf falls in the far forest, a babe is born, and the great world sweeps on.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In poetry:

I have forgot, who once had part
In autumn and in autumn's grief;
Still the red year illumes the leaf,
But not the silence of my heart.
"Estrangement" by Clark Ashton Smith
Love hath a chamber all of imagery;
And there is one dim nook,
A little storied web wherein my heart
From leaf to leaf is read as in a book.
"Last Love [Canzone]" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
I watch the crimson maple-boughs;
I know by heart each burning leaf,
Yet would that like a barren reef
Stripped to the breeze those arms uprose!
"Waiting" by Annie Adams Fields
Oh, Love! hath love no holier shrine!
Oh, heart! could love but lend the power,
I'd lay thy crimson pages bare,
And every leaf should fold its flower.
"On Pressing Some Flowers" by Henry Timrod
Ah, if without its dirge-like sigh,
No lightest, clinging leaf can die,—
Let him who saith
Decay and death
Should bring no heart-break, tell me why.
"A November Nocturne" by Margaret Junkin Preston
I KNOW not what my heart hath lost;
I cannot strike the chords of old,
The breath that charmed my morning life
Hath chilled each leaf within the wold.
"Ripened Fruit" by Thomas O Hagan

In news:

A native heart leaf aster (on a background of red chrysanthemums) in the Amherst garden of Cheryl Wilson on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra.
Not New Guinea in the South Pacific, but Old Guinea on the West African coast, a country where leaf-based sauces served with rice form the heart of the cuisine.
Hoja santa (Piper auritum) is an aromatic herb with a large, heart-shaped, velvety leaf which grows in the tropics of Latin America.
Emery Byrd, Louis XIV, Grand Ole Party, the Secret Stolen, the Weather Underground, Crash Encore, the Album Leaf, the Black Heart Procession.
To turn an African Violet into a pretty gift, snip its leaf into the shape of a heart.
Cardstock: (Ocean, Citrus Leaf) Close To My Heart Clear stamp: (sentiment from Made with Love set) Hero Arts Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (Detail White) Stampendous.
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