Definition of Heartleaf

1. Noun. Wild ginger having persistent heart-shaped pungent leaves; West Virginia to Alabama.

Exact synonyms: Asarum Shuttleworthii, Heart-leaf
Group relationships: Asarum, Genus Asarum
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



2. Noun. Evergreen low-growing perennial having mottled green and silvery-grey heart-shaped pungent leaves; Virginia to South Carolina.
Exact synonyms: Asarum Virginicum, Heart-leaf
Generic synonyms: Wild Ginger

Definition of Heartleaf

1. Noun. Wild ginger, Asarum caudatum. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various plants with heart-shaped leaves, such as the Houttuynia cordata. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartleaf

hearthsides
hearthstone
hearthstoned
hearthstones
hearthstoning
heartier
hearties
heartiest
heartily
heartiness
heartinesses
hearting
heartings
heartland
heartlands
heartleaf (current term)
heartleaf arnica
heartleaf manzanita
heartless
heartlessly
heartlessness
heartlessnesses
heartlet
heartlets
heartlike
heartline
heartlines
heartlings
heartly
heartpea

Literary usage of Heartleaf

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"... changed to heartleaf Willow. Discussion followed, Dr. Britton, Mr. Clute, Mr. Rydberg, the Secretary and others participating. Commendation was given to ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1898)
"... the participle is changed into a substantive and added as a suffix without hyphen; we thus obtain such names as heartleaf Willow, Small- fruit Hickory, ..."

3. Glacier National Park: Its Trails and Treasures by Mathilde Edith Holtz, Katharine Isabel Bemis (1917)
"... of Granite Park are the arnica flowers, represented by several varieties, but most commonly by one very handsome species called the "heartleaf" arnica. ..."

4. Medieval Architecture: Its Origins and Development, with Lists of Monuments by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1908)
"Then, too, such ornaments as the Greek egg-and-dart or heartleaf mouldings are too exquisite to lose all their charm, even under Roman debasement. ..."

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