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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
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leath•er•leaf

(ˈlɛð ərˌlif)

n., pl. -leaves.
a N American bog shrub, Chamaedaphne calyculata, of the heath family.
[1810–20]
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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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The leatherleaf mahonia is about a month from flowering, as is the Japanese apricot, but a hybrid mahonia at Green Spring, remarkable for its size (15 feet by 8 feet) and named Winter Sun, is on the edge of full bloom.
This location is an open, floating mat dominated by Sphagnum and leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) with some poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) providing sparse shade.
Biology and control of the leatherleaf slug Leidyula floridana (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Veronicellidae).
Enclosed by old-growth canopy trees, secondary trees, evergreens and leatherleaf mahonia, the gardens are a formal wonderland of lawns, terraces, walls with doors and gates, box border, balustrades, urns with topiary and shrubs and flowers, which, according to George were arranged and planted by resident fairies.
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.
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.
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.