from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having broad or relatively broad leaves rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves.
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- adj. Having relatively broad leaves
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having broad, or relatively broad, leaves, in contrast to needlelike or scalelike leaves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
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“In more polite terms, you've got needle-leaved trees, and broad-leaved.”
There is one other orchid; the exotic broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine.
Everything was strange to his eye—the broad-leaved bushes, the gnarled trunks of the tall trees, the curious-looking fruit hanging here and there, the vines that twined upward into the green distance.
Perforating this ecoregion are large areas of campinarana, a patchwork of broad-leaved meadows with dwarf shrubs, and isolated shrublands, both growing on bleached white-sand soils and subject to shallow and intermittent flooding.
But the charity I've established to grow a forest of native broad-leaved trees for the public to enjoy goes well.
Conifer-dominated stands are usually more flammable than broad-leaved and other vegetation types.
Energy and CO2 flux densities above and below a temperate broad-leaved forest and boreal pine forest.
At the landscape scale, conifers dominate the boreal forest, although broad-leaved trees can be locally dominant.
The boreal forest is defined as a belt of forest south of the tundra characterized by a small number of coniferous species including spruce, larch, pine, and fir and a limited number of broad-leaved species, primarily birch and poplar.
Above 950 m, there is a community of deciduous broad-leaved trees, bushes and herbs, including Clethra faberi, Platycarya strobilacea, Lespedeza bicolor, Quercus spinosa and Rosa henryi.