adjective (leggier, leggiest)
- 1Having long legs: a leggy type of collieMore example sentences
- She was also holding the reins of a tall leggy coal black Thoroughbred named Helios.
- Tall, leggy herons and the white snowy egrets wait patiently along the tidal creeks for small fish to swim by.
- The town is a favorite nesting-place for the leggy birds, who take up residence here on the old Roman aqueduct, disused minarets and any other safe perch, in the Summers.
- 1.1(Of a woman) having attractively long legs: a leggy redheadMore example sentences
- Julian contemplated a moment before throwing a new taunt back at the leggy woman.
- There is a leggy black woman with bleached blonde curls at the bar smiling winningly at everyone.
- Detective Nolan was a leggy woman in her early thirties, with a broad face.
- 2(Of a plant) having an excessively long and straggly stem: tulips may grow tall and leggyMore example sentences
- Pinching leggy plants promotes stronger stems and better flowers.
- Keep plants looking lush and full by pruning leggy stems back to buds or branches and removing off-colored and damaged foliage.
- These have grown into leggy shrubs, but not yet mature trees.
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- Make sure the ficus receives good light; inadequate light promotes legginess.
- In the process, he has increased the flowering capacity of the plant, reduced its legginess, and introduced new colors.
- Cut plants back by 1/3 after blooming to prevent legginess and sprawling growth.
More definitions of leggyDefinition of leggy in:
- The US English dictionary