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of or relating to plants having broad or relatively broad leaves, rather than needles.
Historical Examples

Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
Fifty Salads Thomas Jefferson Murrey
The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
The Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott
Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Fearing Burr
Soil Culture J. H. Walden
The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The Andes and the Amazon James Orton

denoting trees other than conifers, most of which have broad rather than needle-shaped leaves
broad-leaved (brôd’lēvd’) also broad-leafed
Having broad leaves rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves. Broad leaves are adapted to maximizing photosynthesis by capturing large amounts of sunlight. Since the gases that are exchanged with the atmosphere in photosynthesis must be dissolved in water, most broad-leaved plants grow in regions with dependable rainfall. See more at leaf, transpiration.


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