broad-leaved

adjective
\ ˈbrȯd-ˈlēvd How to pronounce broad-leaved (audio) \
variants: or broadleaf \ ˈbrȯd-​ˈlēf How to pronounce broadleaf (audio) \ or less commonly broad-leafed \ ˈbrȯd-​ˈlēft How to pronounce broad-leafed (audio) \

Definition of broad-leaved

1 : having broad leaves specifically : having leaves that are not needles
2 : composed of broad-leaved plants broad-leaved forests

First Known Use of broad-leaved

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Broad-leaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broad-leaved. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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