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Deciduous vs. Broadleaf — What's the Difference?

Deciduous vs. Broadleaf — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Deciduous and Broadleaf

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Deciduous

In the fields of horticulture and botany, the term deciduous (; US: ) means "falling off at maturity" and "tending to fall off", in reference to trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit. The antonym of deciduous in the botanical sense is evergreen.

Broadleaf

Broad-leaved.

Deciduous

Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season:deciduous trees.

Broadleaf

Pertaining to trees with relatively broad, flat leaves as opposed to needles, or woodlands made up of such trees.

Deciduous

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:deciduous antlers; deciduous leaves.
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Broadleaf

Used in the name of a plant or tree: having especially broad leaves.

Deciduous

Of or relating to the primary teeth.

Broadleaf

A tree (Terminalia latifolia, now Terminalia catappa) of Jamaica.

Deciduous

Describing a part that falls off, or is shed, at a particular time or stage of development.

Broadleaf

A type of tobacco having broad leaves, used for making cigars.

Deciduous

(botany) Of or pertaining to trees which lose their leaves in winter or the dry season.
A deciduous tree

Broadleaf

A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica, the wood of which is used for boards, scantling, shingles, etc; - sometimes called the almond tree, from the shape of its fruit.

Deciduous

Transitory, ephemeral, not lasting.

Broadleaf

Having relatively broad rather than needle-like or scale-like leaves

Deciduous

Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such as hair, teeth, antlers, etc.; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane.

Deciduous

(of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season

Deciduous

(of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth;
Deciduous teeth

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