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heart-leaf (herbaceous plant)

Definition:

a wild ginger having persistent heart-shaped pungent leaves; West Virginia to Alabama

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

heart-leaves

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Asarum shuttleworthii [species] | heartleaf | A. shuttleworthii [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

the heart-shaped leaves
(Source: Encarta Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Houttuynia cordata [species] | yúxīng cǎo [Pinyin] | lizard tail [Pinyin] | chameleon plant [Pinyin] | heartleaf [Pinyin] | fishwort [Pinyin] | bishop's weed [Pinyin]

(simplified Chinese: 鱼腥草; traditional Chinese: 魚腥草; pinyin: yúxīng cǎo; literally "fishy-smell herb"; Japanese: Dokudami 蕺草, literally "poison blocking plant"; Vietnamese: giấp cá; pak kao tong in Lao; Korean: 약모밀. In... (30 of 1352 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Houttuynia cordata

Wiktionary:

heartleaf | heartleaves [plural] | heart-leaf | heart-leaves [plural] | Asarum caudatum [species, sense-specific]

Wild ginger. | Any of various plants with heart-shaped leaves, such as the Houttuynia cordata. (14 of 17 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heartleaf

American Heritage Dictionary:

wild ginger | heartleaf

Any of various plants of the genus "Asarum", especially "A. canadense" of North America, having broad leaves, a solitary brownish flower, and an ... (23 of 31 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wild-ginger

New World Dictionary:

wild ginger | Asarum [genus]

any of a genus of perennial wildflowers of the birthwort family, found in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere; especially, a creeping herb (A. ... (24 of 48 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wild-ginger

Merriam-Webster:

wild ginger | Asarum [genus]

any of a genus of perennial low-growing herbs of the birthwort family with an aromatic rhizome and usually cordate leaves (20 of 35 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wild ginger

Britannica Encyclopedia:

spice and herb [food] | spice | herb

parts of various plants cultivated for their aromatic, pungent, or otherwise desirable substances. Spices and herbs consist of rhizomes, bulbs, barks, ... (21 of 862 words, 13 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/559769​/spice-and-herb

Collins Dictionary:

herb [United States] | marijuana [slang, sense-specific] | herblike [adjective, derived]

a seed-bearing plant whose aerial parts do not persist above ground at the end of the growing season; herbaceous plant | any of various usually ... (24 of 535 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/herb

Oxford Dictionary:

herb

any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine, or perfume | [botany] : any seed-bearing plant which does not have a ... (24 of 113 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/herb

Columbia Encyclopedia:

herbaceous plant | woody plant | herbaceous plants

plant whose stem is soft and green and shows little growth of wood. The term is used to distinguish such plants from woody plants. Herbaceous plants, ... (26 of 103 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0823439​.html

Random House Dictionary:

herb | Herb | give it the herbs [sense-specific] | the herb [sense-specific] | herbage [archaic, sense-specific]

a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody. | such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like. ... (25 of 69 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/herb

Cambridge Dictionary:

herb

a type of plant whose leaves are used in cooking to give flavour to particular dishes, or which are used in making medicine (23 of 48 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Macmillan British Dictionary:

herb [countable] | herbs [plural]

a plant used for adding flavour to food or as a medicine (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Encarta Dictionary:

wild ginger | Asarum canadense [species] | heartleaf [plants]

an herb with two heart-shaped leaves and an aromatic root. Flowers: single, reddish brown. Native to: North America. (18 of 32 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861713273​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Encarta Dictionary:

heartleaf [plants]

Origin: the heart-shaped leaves

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617061​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

heart-leaf

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heart-leaf"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heart-leaf"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/heart-leaf

heartleaf

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heartleaf"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heartleaf"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "heartleaf" by speech synthesizer

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heartleaf

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heartleaf" by speech synthesizer

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