leatherleaf


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leatherleaf

(ˈlɛðəˌliːf)
n
1. (Plants) a shrub, Chamaedaphne calyculata, with leathery leaves, found in temperate and subarctic areas of the northern hemisphere
2. (Plants) a fern, Polypodium scouleri, with leathery leaves, native to western North America

leath•er•leaf

(ˈlɛð ərˌlif)

n., pl. -leaves.
a N American bog shrub, Chamaedaphne calyculata, of the heath family.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leatherleaf - stiff leathery-leaved fern of western North America having ovate fronds parted to the midribleatherleaf - stiff leathery-leaved fern of western North America having ovate fronds parted to the midrib
polypody - any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium
2.leatherleaf - north temperate bog shrub with evergreen leathery leaves and small white cylindrical flowersleatherleaf - north temperate bog shrub with evergreen leathery leaves and small white cylindrical flowers
Chamaedaphne, genus Chamaedaphne - one species: leatherleaf
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Biology and control of the leatherleaf slug Leidyula floridana (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Veronicellidae).
George had brought Mark and I to a typical tourist spot, a gorgeous 2- to 3-acre shallow bay off the main lake, rimmed with floating leatherleaf bushes along the shore and filled with cabbage, other aquatic grasses, and sunken wood.
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Two shrubs that are favorites with many gardeners and that produce berries in abundance are leatherleaf mahonia, Mahonia bealei and nandina, Nandina domestica.
The authors compared the usage and distribution of two plant species reaching their range limit in different parts of Estonia: leatherleaf Chamaedaphne calyculata (common in eastern Estonia, Figures 5 and 6) and bog myrtle Myrica gale (common in western Estonia, Figures 7 and 8).
Effects of Controlled-release fertilizer and supplemental magnesium on leatherleaf fern frond color, chlorophyll and element content, fresh weight and vaselife.
Preliminary trials with leatherleaf to optimize incubation conditions showed that ethylene evolution was not stimulated by addition of water or sparging with nitrogen gas to promote anoxia prior to introduction of acetylene.
Seasonal variations in production and development of leatherleaf fern leaves.
Despite its common name, the apple sphinx's caterpillar feeds on a wide range of plants and actually prefers shrubs like leatherleaf and Spiraea.
The local habitat has been severely altered by recent establishment of large-scale leatherleaf fern production.
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