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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Broad-leaved.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Used to define a type of tree: having broad and flat, often deciduous leaves as opposed to having needles.
  • adj. Used in the name of a plant or tree: having especially broad leaves.
  • n. A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica.
  • n. A type of tobacco having broad leaves, used for making cigars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica, the wood of which is used for boards, scantling, shingles, etc; -- sometimes called the almond tree, from the shape of its fruit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tall tree, Terminalia latifolia, natural order Combretace┼ô, common in Jamaica, bearing large and long-petioled leaves at the end of the branches.
  • n. Also in New Zealand a name for a large tree of the dogwood family, Decostea littoralis (Griselinia littoralis of Raoul), yielding a hard, red, durable wood. Called by the natives paukatea.

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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