Definition of leaf mold in English:

leaf mold

Syllabification: leaf mold
(also leafmold)


  • 1Soil consisting chiefly of decayed leaves.
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    • Enrich the soil with compost and leaf mold, periodically apply organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion, and make sure plants get adequate water.
    • These are not gross feeders, but elegant plants of open woodland, happiest in humus rich soils with an annual mulch of compost or leaf mould.
    • Here's how: Amend soil with compost or leaf mold and a bit of horticultural sand.
  • 2A fungal disease of plants in which mold develops on the leaves.
    • The fungus is Fulvia fulva (formerly Cladosporium fulvum), subdivision Deuteromycotina
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    • The interaction between tomato and the leaf mold pathogen Cladosporium fulvum is an excellent model for investigating disease resistance gene evolution.

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