from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of leather leaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a low shrub (Cassandra calyculata), growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen, coriaceous, scurfy leaves.
  • n. A stiff leathery-leaved fern (Polypodium scouleri) of Western North America having ovate fronds parted to the midrib.
  • n. A northern temperate bog shrub (Chamaedaphne calyculata) with evergreen leathery leaves and small white cylindrical flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Cassandra.

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

  • n. north temperate bog shrub with evergreen leathery leaves and small white cylindrical flowers
  • n. stiff leathery-leaved fern of western North America having ovate fronds parted to the midrib


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  • Well yes, there is a real flower, unfazed by the cold, the leatherleaf Mahonia, Mahonia bealei.

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  • She squatted on a flat rock, half hidden by leatherleaf, at the edge of the water, and she looked across the lake at the tallest ridge.


  • - From Fog and Steel by Madoc Comadrin Embers Falling on Dry Grass Prologue The sun, climbing toward midmorning, stretched Galad's shadow and those of his three armored companions ahead of them as they trotted their mounts down the road that ran straight through the forest, dense with oak and leatherleaf, pine and sourgum, most showing the red of spring growth.

    Knife of Dreams

  • This stand was mainly leatherleaf that kept its broad dark foliage through the winter, but only a few small pale leaves decorated the branches of the sweet-gums among them.

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  • The meadow, ringed by huge oaks and leatherleaf, towering pine and shorter sweetgum, was less than six hundred paces wide, though longer than that.

    Knife of Dreams

  • Evergreen pine and leatherleaf stood brown and yellow often as not.

    A Crown of Swords

  • The road ran through a thicket here, nearly a small forest of oak and elm, pine and leatherleaf.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • As he panned the looking glass slowly, hunting the tower, a slope covered in spaced leatherleaf and paperbark abruptly went up in flames, every tree become a torch at the same instant.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • Some mile or more off, a few hundred cadin'sor-clad shapes running eight abreast and heading east topped a rise where half-a-dozen leatherleaf made a poor excuse for a copse.

    The Fires of Heaven


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