Definition of broadleaved in English:



  • 1(of a tree or plant) having relatively wide flat leaves rather than needles; non-coniferous.

    • ‘Their non-breeding habitat is determined by available food, but often contains mountain ash, ash, maple, and other broadleaved trees.’
    • ‘They often nest in conifers, but will sometimes nest in aspen, oak, or other broadleaved trees.’
    • ‘It mainly parasitizes alfalfa, but also attacks some horticultural crops, legumes, and broadleaved weeds, though it is seldom found on woody plants, grasses, or cereals.’
    • ‘Winder Intake became a Site of Special Scientific Interest ten years ago, and important plant species are birdseye primrose and the broadleaved cotton grass.’
    • ‘By mid-afternoon conifers predominated, and as the sun set, its mellow rays swept across a forest in which few broadleaved trees could be seen.’
    • ‘Usually, Titanotrichum can be found around the headwaters of streams under subtropical broadleaved rain forest dominated by Fagaceae and Lauraceae.’
    • ‘Evening Grosbeaks breed in mixed conifer forests, but will used broadleaved trees for nesting and foraging.’
    • ‘Our results show that shading can ameliorate low temperature stress in Eucalyptus pauciflora, one of the most freeze hardy of broadleaved evergreen trees.’
    • ‘For example, if an herbicide controls broadleaved weeds but not grasses, grasses will fill the entire field.’
    • ‘The female builds the nest on an outer branch of a small willow, alder, big-leafed maple, cottonwood, or other broadleaved tree or shrub.’
    • ‘Small, broadleaved, shallow-rooted weeds (such as knotweed) may indicate soil compaction, which is common along sidewalks and driveways.’
    • ‘But the inventory shows that the area planted with native pine and broadleaved species, which provide better habitats for wildlife, is expanding.’
    • ‘Field Margins are places where traditional grasses and broadleaved plants can grow.’
    • ‘Pitch-pine forest Made up primarily of pitch pine or a mixture of pitch pine and shortleaf pine, this kind of forest often includes a few broadleaved trees, particularly blackjack oak, post oak, and chinquapin oak.’
    1. 1.1 (of a wood or woodland) consisting of broadleaved trees.
      ‘ancient broadleaved woodlands’
      • ‘Northern Saw-whet Owls inhabit all forest types - coniferous, broadleaved, and mixed.’
      • ‘Grazing, conifer removal and coppicing are just some of the management techniques being used to conserve species-rich grassland, broadleaved woodland and populations of rare butterflies on the scar.’
      • ‘The majority of records received were of native bluebell populations in their stronghold habitat: broadleaved woodland.’
      • ‘Of this, 15,000 acres per annum will be of broadleaved tree species such as oak, ash, sycamore, birch and beech, giving a total area of just under half a million acres of new broadleaved forests by 2030.’
      • ‘The Simpsons' extensive conservation scheme includes a wetland area with a wealth of orchids, foxgloves, primroses and native trees, which have been planted, along with a new broadleaved woodland.’
      • ‘During their migration they use a wide variety of habitats, and in winter they often use broadleaved forests, especially along rivers and streams.’
      • ‘At a secret location near Skipton, logs are being used to grow gourmet varieties of mushrooms, in a scheme officers hope could inspire landowners to better manage broadleaved woods.’
      • ‘During migration they are less restricted than during the breeding season and can be found in brushy areas, along streams, and in shady, broadleaved woodlands.’
      • ‘The project has so far cleared 120 hectares of scrub, 40 ha of broadleaved plantations and 40 ha of conifer plantations, and restored grazing to more than 2,000 ha.’
      • ‘I love woodlands, and deciduous, broadleaved woodlands are my favourite.’
      • ‘In the lower latitudes, broadleaved forests were widespread; conifers dominated at higher latitudes and the grasses continued to diversify and reach new territory.’
      • ‘Long-eared Owls breed in dense coniferous or broadleaved woodlands with adjacent open areas where they hunt.’
      • ‘During migration and winter they are often found in open, broadleaved forests, especially ones with fruiting shrubs.’
      • ‘While these birds appear to prefer dry conifer forests of Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, they can also be found in mixed coniferous and broadleaved forests, and may prefer to nest in hardwood trees.’