[leth -er-leef] /ˈlɛð ərˌlif/

noun, plural leatherleaves.
an evergreen shrub, Chamaedaphne calyculata, of the heath family, having leathery and one-sided clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers, occurring in bogs in North America.


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