adjective (leafier, leafiest)
- 1Having many leaves or much foliage: a leafy glade leafy bushes the leafy suburbsMore example sentences
- And I may not be an expert, but I could swear it is far quieter within the protective leafy screen.
- Wang wondered why residents had to give up their leafy trees and green meadow for the marsh and concrete pond.
- The city is an oasis of grass lawns and leafy trees.
- 1.1(Of a plant) producing or grown for its broad-bladed leaves: green leafy vegetablesMore example sentences
- It eats mainly grass seeds and other green leafy vegetation.
- This high biomass habitat, the ‘core’ habitat, is usually dominated by a few large leafy species that are superior competitors for light.
- Rows of bright green, leafy tobacco plants grow in a humid greenhouse.
- 1.2Resembling a leaf or leaves: a three-pointed leafy bractMore example sentences
- The stamens are a dusty yellow and each flower has a ruff of leafy bracts at its base.
- Fruit plates and salad plates are available in plenty in multi-coloured shades in leafy patterns from Germany.
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- Its reassuring vegetableness, its green leafiness, the way it looked natural on a farm, spoke to our deep cabbagey values.
- Back in the imperial leafiness of central Washington, that's exactly what senior officials in the Bush administration tell me he will offer early next year.
- Meanwhile, the sharpening air threshes the veteran bronze leafiness of the oaks and strips the pines, fretful in the breeze, of their needles.
More definitions of leafyDefinition of leafy in:
- The US English dictionary