Definition of leafy
1a : furnished with or abounding in leaves leafy woodlandsb : having broad-bladed leaves mosses, grasses, and leafy plantsc : consisting chiefly of leaves leafy vegetables
2 : resembling a leaf; specifically : laminate
Examples of leafy in a Sentence
the backyard's leafy bushes look nice, but have a tendency to attract deer
Recent Examples of leafy from the Web
What to do: To follow the Mediterranean diet, swap the red meat on your plate for fish (preferably fatty varieties such as salmon and mackerel), and eat leafy greens such as kale and spinach daily.
A leafy canopy overhead cast dark shadows on the chaotic assortment of plants and shrubs and gnarled, outstretched branches.
Police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer says the children ran away and nobody was hurt, in the latest of occasional attacks involving wild pigs that live in close proximity with humans in the leafy outskirts of the Austrian capital.
An early morning report said a man with a gun was walking through the leafy neighborhood.
The crime reportedly took place in the 1900 block of Prytania Street: a quiet, leafy block near a part of St. Charles Avenue lined with restaurants.
The nation's 35th president was born on May 29, 1917, in the leafy Boston suburb of Brookline.
And on this day Schumer happened into a leafy glade where Julia Louis-Dreyfus was being honored with a small fete attended by Tina Fey and Patricia Arquette, both of whom have already taken their rites of passage.
Green and leafy, working 24 hours a day in a diverse range of environments, the newest recruits in the fight against terrorism could soon be trailing alongside your windowsill or eyeing you from the corner of the room.
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First Known Use of leafy
LEAFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leafy for English Language Learners
: having many leaves or trees
: consisting mostly of leaves
LEAFY Defined for Kids
Definition of leafy for Students
: having, covered with, or resembling leaves leafy vegetables
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