: having leaves
usually used in combination
a four-leaved clover

Examples of leaved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other native plant enemies include sow thistle; dandelions, which spread clouds of seeds once their cheerful yellow flowers dry up; tall bulky horseweed; round-leaved cheeseweed; purslane; and spurge, which blanket the ground like thick green doilies. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2022 The problem is that it’s also sold as Viburnum japonicum, macrophyllum or large-leaved viburnum. Dallas News, 22 June 2020 Plant the blue-leaved varieties like ‘Cassa Blue’ (18 inches tall and wide), ‘King Alfred’ (2 feet tall and wide) and ‘Clarity Blue’ (2 feet tall and wide) into a perennial bed or use as a foundation plant. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2023 However, momoji-gari or koyo don’t just refer to red-leaved maple trees in practice, according to Boutique Japan, but make the catchphrases for leaf peeping activities. Mythili Devarakonda, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2023 Soon, those green pioneers will be joined by shrubby coffee plants, big-leaved banana trees, and native trees, like sturdy hardwood jatobas, or towering guanandis. Time, 3 Jan. 2023 The steppe of Santa Cruz province in upper Patagonia was formed by glaciers pushing down from the Andes, leaving a trail of valleys carpeted in basalt rubble and coirón, the sharp-leaved grass tufts that can withstand the wind and drought. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2022 This drought tolerant, glossy-leaved, evergreen groundcover is popular and well adapted to the Northwest. Dennis Peck, oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2022 Glossy-leaved, tough, evergreen groundcover that is tolerant of many different conditions. Dennis Peck, oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leaved was in the 14th century

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“Leaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaved. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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