leatherleaf

[ leth-er-leef ]
/ ˈlɛð ərˌlif /

noun, plural leath·er·leaves.

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.

Nearby words

  1. leatherback turtle,
  2. leatherette,
  3. leatherfish,
  4. leatherhead,
  5. leatherjacket,
  6. leathern,
  7. leatherneck,
  8. leatheroid,
  9. leatherwear,
  10. leatherwood

Origin of leatherleaf

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; leather + leaf

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