The foliage of the broad-leaved trees is the delight of many insects.
Escarole is the broad-leaved variety of the well-known endive.
Exogenous trees are divided into broad-leaved trees and needle-leaved conifers.
In the West the broad-leaved trees do not form dense forests.
The broad-leaved or wych elm (Ulmus montana), indigenous to Scotland.
She wore a broad-leaved hat which did not wholly conceal her glorious hair.
It is readily distinguished from the Common or broad-leaved by the soft, pleasant, lemon-like odor of the young shoots and leaves.
The red is most used for culinary purposes, and the broad-leaved is most medicinal.
Take one head of the broad-leaved variety of lettuce, wash, and arrange them neatly around the sides of a salad bowl.
Forests of the broad-leaved plantain and banana line the banks.
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.