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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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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 next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
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.
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.
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.
Even though some broad-leaved trees hold their foliage all year, evergreens are for most gardeners synonymous with conifers, numbering around 600 separate species, the oldest of which, Ginko biloba, can be found in 200 million-year-old fossil records.
NFU countryside adviser Dr Andrea Graham said: "There are several specified weeds under the Weeds Act 1959 that are considered injurious, including spear thistle, creeping or field thistle, curled dock and broad-leaved dock.
The biggest plague in my garden is the broad-leaved willowherb, epilobium montanum, with its little rosette of leaves hiding in amongst other plants at this time of year in preparation for its flowering and wind assisted seed distribution in summer.
Beyond the consequences for global warming, the study also infers that in mixed forests conifers will be favored over broad-leaved trees, and that the decrease in root size will increase the vulnerability to storms," said Wittig.
Lesley Davies, headteacher of the Vale of Glamorgan school, said: "The trees and shrubs are all native broad-leaved which means that, with a little luck, they will be growing on well into the next century - when the children's grandchildren will be able to enjoy the much-needed green space.
Once again, a selective weed killer is a good bet - one that kills broad-leaved plants and not grasses.