broad-leaved :

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  • s  having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves

  • Scientists discovered several years ago that 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) would kill broad-leaved plants while leaving grasses alone.
  • It also damaged a few broad-leaved trees.
  • It did kill broad-leaved plants like bindweed.
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  • ‘Safer’ slug bait not so much for dogs
    Garden writer Ciscoe Morris warns against iron-phosphate slug bait, as it’s harmful to dogs, and also against vigorous summer pruning of broad-leaved evergreens — you’ll likely kill them.
    Aug. 22, 2013 - Seattle Times

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