Leaves, (fr. feuilles): such as oak, holly, laurel, or bay, and more especially the last, are the more usual; but it will be seen that many other leaves are borne, and besides those which are mentioned by name, sometimes leaves simply, when probably laurel-leaves are meant. The leaves on the arms of LYNDEWODE are blazoned linden-leaves, and are supposed to be those of the lime-tree. What leaf is meant by the gletver named in the Roll of Arms as borne by SIR JOHN DE LISLE is very doubtful: possibly the cleaver-leaf(a name given to the galium aperinum) may be intended. Care should be taken accurately to describe the position of the leaf, which is generally erect. In French arms leaves are sometimes veined(nervés) of another tincture.
Azure, a fesse nebuly argent between three leaves or--LEVESON, Warwick.
Sir Walter de LYLE, port d'or ou ung chevron de gulez, iij foules de gulez ou ung label d'azur--Harl. MS. No. 6589.
Azure, a water-leaf argent--MORIENS, Suffolk.
.... a chevron .... between three linden-leaves--JOHN LYNDEWODE(on a brass 1421 at Linwood, co. Lincoln).
Argent, four leaves in pairs pendent sable; on a canton azure three crescents or--GROVE.
Sire Johan DEL ILE, de or a un chevron e iij foilles de gletvers de goules--Roll, temp. ED. II.