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  • adj. having glossy leaves


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  • My mother went on into the next conservatory and picked roses and camellias, and Mr. Floyd watched her, shivered, and, passing his arm within mine, walked back into the first greenhouse, among the bristling cactuses and broad, silky-leaved bananas.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878


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