adjective see broad-leaved

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  • Broadleaf — Broad leaf , n. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broadleaf — ☆ broadleaf [brôd′lēf΄] n. any of various tobaccos with broad leaves used for making cigars adj. BROAD LEAVED …   English World dictionary

  • broadleaf — /brawd leef /, n., pl. broadleaves / leevz /, adj. n. 1. any of several cigar tobaccos having broad leaves. adj. 2. broad leaved. [1750 60; back formation from broadleafed. See BROAD, LEAF, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • broadleaf — 1. adjective a) Used to define a type of tree: having broad and flat, often deciduous leaves as opposed to having needles. b) Used in the name of a plant or tree: having especially broad leaves. Syn: broad leafed, broad leaved 2. no …   Wiktionary

  • broadleaf — broad•leaf [[t]ˈbrɔdˌlif[/t]] n. pl. leaves [[t] ˌlivz[/t]] adj. 1) any cigar tobacco having broad leaves 2) broad leaved • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • broadleaf — /ˈbrɔdlif/ (say brawdleef) noun 1. any of various trees or shrubs having broad leaves, especially one of several cigar tobaccos. 2. NZ any of various broadleaved trees or large shrubs of the genus Griselinia, especially G. littoralis; kapuka.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • broadleaf — adjective having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves • Syn: ↑broad leafed, ↑broad leaved • Similar to: ↑deciduous …   Useful english dictionary

  • broadleaf dock — broadleaf dock, = bitter dock. (Cf. ↑bitter dock) …   Useful english dictionary

  • broadleaf evergreen — broadleaf evergreen, an evergreen tree or shrub in which the leaves are broad and flat, rather than needle shaped, such as the rhododendron or the bull bay …   Useful english dictionary

  • broadleaf plantain — broadleaf plantain, = plantain2 (def. 1). (Cf. ↑plantain) …   Useful english dictionary

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