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

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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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 12 Jun. 2021.

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