variants or broadleaf or less commonly broad-leafed
1
: having broad leaves
specifically : having leaves that are not needles
2
: composed of broad-leaved plants
broad-leaved forests

Examples of broad-leaved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Franklins’ home was mostly unchanged; the lawn had the same old broad-leaved trees, but the path down to the garage was overgrown with flowering shrubs. Werner Herzog, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of broad-leaved was in 1622

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“Broad-leaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broad-leaved. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

broad-leaved

adjective
ˈbrȯd-ˈlēvd
variants or broadleaf
-ˌlēf
also broad-leafed
-ˈlēft
1
: having broad leaves
especially : having leaves that are not needles
2
: composed of broad-leaved plants
broad-leaved forests
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