leaf mold


Definition of leaf mold

1 : a compost or layer composed chiefly of decayed leaves
2 : a mold or mildew that affects foliage

Examples of leaf mold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most high-quality compost will contain mostly leaf mold, yard waste, and animal manure, explains April Johnson, horticulturalist at the Rodale Institute, an organic research farm located in Pennsylvania. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The Right Way To Buy Quality Organic Compost For Your Garden," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of leaf mold

1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Leaf mold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20mold. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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