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Blade a flat, leafy portion of a plant; part of a thallus that is erect and more or less flattened or leaf-like; also the name derivation for the kelp Laminaria, lamina (a blade) (based upon the Anglo-Saxon, blaed (leaf); cf. frond & lamina)

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