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broad-leaved

[brawd-leevd] /ˈbrɔdˈlivd/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or pertaining to plants having broad or relatively broad leaves, rather than needles.
Also, broadleaf, broadleafed, broad-leafed
[brawd-leeft] /ˈbrɔdˌlift/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1545-1555
1545-55
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British Dictionary definitions for broad-leaved

broad-leaved

adjective
1.
denoting trees other than conifers, most of which have broad rather than needle-shaped leaves
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broad-leaved in Science
broad-leaved (brôd'lēvd') also broad-leafed
  (brôd'lēvd')   
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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