Broad-leavedHaving blade-like rather than needle-like leaves, the converse of coniferous. It is not synonymous with deciduous, as some broad-leaved trees are evergreen (and some conifers are deciduous). Broad-leaved woodland of the 'deciduous summer forest' type forms the natural vegetation of most parts of the British Isles.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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