Browsing is all to do with leaves.
It was all about the leaves of trees and bushes to start with, and those who did the browsing were animals such as deer or goats.
Photo by Averette
But then books came along, and people started foraging among the leaves of those in just the same sort of leisurely, epicurean way as a deer nibbles at a shrub.
Perhaps we'd be better off if we made a point of being leisurely and epicurean more often.
Thing To Use Today: browse. This word comes from the French broust, and before that from some Germanic word. The Old Saxon brustian means to bud.