broad-leaved

adjective
\ ˈbrȯd-ˈlēvd \
variants: or broadleaf \ ˈbrȯd-​ˈlēf \ or less commonly broad-leafed \ ˈbrȯd-​ˈlēft \

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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