Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having broad or relatively broad leaves rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having broad, or relatively broad, leaves, in contrast to needlelike or scalelike leaves.

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  • adjective Having relatively broad leaves

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves

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Examples

  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

  • There is one other orchid; the exotic broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

  • There is one other orchid; the exotic broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • There is one other orchid; the exotic broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • “In more polite terms, you've got needle-leaved trees, and broad-leaved.”

    Art Van Stiffel, Deciduous Tree Lawyer

  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

  • There is one other orchid; the exotic broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • 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.

    Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests

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