Leather leaf

leatherleaf

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

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; leather + leaf

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leatherleaf

noun
1. stiff leathery-leaved fern of western North America having ovate fronds parted to the midrib 
2. north temperate bog shrub with evergreen leathery leaves and small white cylindrical flowers 
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