leath·​er·​leaf ˈle-t͟hər-ˌlēf How to pronounce leatherleaf (audio)
: a temperate-zone bog shrub (Chamaedaphne calyculata) of the heath family with leathery evergreen leaves and small white cylindrical flowers

Examples of leatherleaf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other possibilities would include leatherleaf mahonias, aucubas (for leaf color) or oakleaf hydrangeas. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, 22 Oct. 2020 For folks who aren’t familiar with them, leatherleaf mahonias are cousins of nandinas. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, 9 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leatherleaf was circa 1818

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“Leatherleaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherleaf. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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