[Tagging] type for natural=tree (leaved <-> leafed)

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 07:42:57 UTC 2013


On 07/07/2013 17:33, fly wrote:
> Hey
>
> Could an BE-speaking person please tell me what the right spelling for
> broad_leafed is.

The Oxford English Dictionary has broad-leaved as the headword, with 
broad-leafed as a variant form. The latest edition of the Shorter Oxford 
English Dictionary has only broadleaved (no hyphen). So neither is 
incorrect, but there is a distinct preference for the -ved form, and 
modern usage is to treat it as a single word, broadleaved.

-- 
Steve



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