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leafy

Syllabification: leaf·y
Pronunciation: /ˈlēfē
 
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Definition of leafy in English:

adjective (leafier, leafiest)

1Having many leaves or much foliage: leafy bushes a remote, leafy glade
More 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 vegetables
More 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 bract
More 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.

Derivatives

leafiness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

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