leath·​er·​leaf | \ ˈle-t͟hər-ˌlēf How to pronounce leatherleaf (audio) \

Definition of leatherleaf

: a temperate-zone bog shrub (Chamaedaphne calyculata) of the heath family with leathery evergreen leaves and small white cylindrical flowers

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Recent Examples on the Web For folks who aren’t familiar with them, leatherleaf mahonias are cousins of nandinas. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, "Neil Sperry: Turk’s cap is a great Texas native plant for your San Antonio garden," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of leatherleaf

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Leatherleaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherleaf. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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