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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.
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broad-leaved

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

or broadleaf



adj.
of or pertaining to plants having broad leaves rather than needles.
[1545–55]
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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.
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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.
There are several and all appear similar, but growing in these conditions, it may be the broad-leaved helleborine.
Spectacular forest meadows in midlands, broad-leaved forests, subalpine and alpine meadows at the top of mountains occupy the greatest territory of region.
The history of these broad-leaved forests dates back 25 to 50 million years, when they covered most of this Northern Temperate region.
Yunnan supports an extremely rich biodiversity and various vegetation types, but evergreen broad-leaved forests dominate the area (Wu, 1980,1987).
Walking along the trail, visitors can enjoy the views of ferns and evergreen broad-leaved forests commonly found at the low and mid elevations.
104), lines 98a35-b4 favour option (i): broad-leaved plants are deciduous precisely because they "have broad leaves" ([phrase omitted]).