Definitions

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  • adj. having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves

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Examples

  • There was a fair amount of broad-leafed foliage between him and the shooters.

    Gideon’s war

  • So, with family and friends (the well-traveled Baird and Kaye families), I make the tramp to Lago de Nicaragua, a lake too vast to see across, second largest in all the tropics, where 25 years ago guerrillas skulked among the broad-leafed trees of the 365 volcanic islands.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • The land we are passing through is lush, vivid with the many different shades of green that are long grasses, broad-leafed palms, and shrubs.

    Between Expectations

  • It was well lit by enormous picture windows, a smoggy grey-white day illumining an abundance of infra-office ferns and broad-leafed bushes, a reception desk, and a wide polished red granite tile floor, leading up to a bay of automatic glass doors I figured was the exit and entrance.

    Excerpt from De Imitatio Calembouri

  • We chose this Southern cemetery for its cool peace, the majestic live oaks, broad-leafed magnolias and canopies of Spanish moss that sheltered the crumbling gravestones in restful shade.

    The Mission: She hadn't been to her father's grave since she was 13 but questions were drawing her back

  • We pitched down a new concrete drive that dropped like a roller coaster, twisted, and we could see the village below, a lush valley cradled between two headlands, a dark lake, fields of bright broad-leafed bananas.

    Kook

  • So, with family and friends the well-traveled Baird and Kaye families, I make the tramp to Lago de Nicaragua, a lake too vast to see across, second largest in all the tropics, where 25 years ago guerrillas skulked among the broad-leafed trees of the 365 volcanic islands.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • Diving through a tangle of broad-leafed plants, it had not emerged, evidently, and search though I might, I was left alone at this juncture.

    Virginity

  • She then "furnished" each room with plants of different heights: Flowering shrubs rise behind floral borders, all backed by a screen of conifers and broad-leafed evergreens.

    February 2007

  • The large, lush, broad-leafed plants would soon be cut to the ground.

    Hike to a coffee plantation - San Blas, Nayarit

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