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[brawd-leef] /ˈbrɔdˌlif/
noun, plural broadleaves
[brawd-leevz] /ˈbrɔdˌlivz/ (Show IPA)
any of several cigar tobaccos having broad leaves.
Origin of broadleaf
1750-60; back formation from broadleafed. See broad, leaf, -ed3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for broadleaf
  • Dwarf conifers and broadleaf evergreens such as holly and rhododendrons are susceptible to dehydration and windburn in winter.
  • Large trees should be broadleaf deciduous trees, which lose their leaves in the winter.
  • In their true natural state, there would be more diverse broadleaf forests and big game roaming.
  • Shortening days signal the coming of cold weather to broadleaf trees.
  • Many forests are mixed, meaning they have both broadleaf and coniferous trees.
  • Civilization had given way to rolling, wooded tiger country, its broadleaf trees bathed in rich evening light.
  • Two applications of a broadleaf weed killer provides the best control.
British Dictionary definitions for broadleaf


noun (pl) -leaves
any tobacco plant having broad leaves, used esp in making cigars
(NZ) Also called kapuka, papauma, puka. an evergreen tree with large glossy leaves
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