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broad-leaved

(brôd′lēvd′) also broad-leafed (-lēft′)
adj.
Having broad or relatively broad leaves rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves.

broad-leaved

adj
(Botany) denoting trees other than conifers, most of which have broad rather than needle-shaped leaves

broad′-leaved`

or broadleaf



adj.
of or pertaining to plants having broad leaves rather than needles.
[1545–55]

broad-leaved

(brôd′lēvd′) also broad-leafed (brôd′lēft′)
Having broad leaves rather than needle-like or scale-like leaves. Azaleas, rhododendrons, and hollies are broad-leaved evergreens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.broad-leaved - having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
deciduous - (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
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as, for a moment, Hepzibah fancied might be the case) into a great, wet mass of tangled and broad-leaved shadow, where the squash-vines were clambering tumultuously upon an old wooden framework, set casually aslant against the fence.
I had no pleasure in thinking, any more, of the grave old broad-leaved aloe-trees, which remained shut up in themselves a hundred years together, and of the trim smooth grass-plot, and the stone urns, and the Doctor's walk, and the congenial sound of the Cathedral bell hovering above them all.
That afterglow has long faded away; and the picture we are apt to make of Methodism in our imagination is not an amphitheatre of green hills, or the deep shade of broad-leaved sycamores, where a crowd of rough men and weary-hearted women drank in a faith which was a rudimentary culture, which linked their thoughts with the past, lifted their imagination above the sordid details of their own narrow lives, and suffused their souls with the sense of a pitying, loving, infinite Presence, sweet as summer to the houseless needy.
The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
Far away on each hand stretch the rich pastures, and the patches of dark earth made ready for the seed of broad-leaved green crops, or touched already with the tint of the tender-bladed autumn-sown corn.
The trees were provided by The Woodland Trust, a non-governmental woodland conservation charity, which protects and restores existing woodland and encourage organisations and individuals to create new native broad-leaved woods for everyone to enjoy.
An increase was observed in the production other round wood of coniferous species, stack wood of coniferous species, mining wood of broad-leaved species and fuel wood of coniferous and broad-leaved species.
The greatest amount of damage to evergreen plants like boxwoods, small hollies, azaleas, rhododendrons and other broad-leaved evergreens is "winter burn'' of foliage caused by the intense rays of the January and February sun shining on the leaves of plants whose roots are in frozen soil and so unable to replace the lost moisture.
The nodding heads of Allium bulgaricum, otherwise known as summer bells, chime perfectly with hostas and other broad-leaved plants in the border.
Based on occasional observations in the studies previously conducted, Amami Thrushes were thought to prefer mature, broad-leaved forest (BirdLife International 2001, MOE 2002).
The most pronounced change found by the researchers was in the broad-leaved deciduous and needle-leaved deciduous forest groups, showing that autumn is becoming significantly later with an early onset of spring.
The vegetation consists, typically, of a ground cover of grasses of varying heights interspersed with fire resistant, deciduous, broad-leaved trees at the forest margins along the river Banks.