leafy

adjective \ ˈlē-fē \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of leafy

leafier; leafiest
1 a : furnished with or abounding in leaves
  • leafy woodlands
b : having broad-bladed leaves
  • mosses, grasses, and leafy plants
c : consisting chiefly of leaves
  • leafy vegetables
2 : resembling a leaf; specifically : laminate

Examples of leafy in a Sentence

  1. the backyard's leafy bushes look nice, but have a tendency to attract deer

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First Known Use of leafy

15th century


LEAFY Defined for English Language Learners

leafy

adjective

Definition of leafy for English Language Learners

  • : having many leaves or trees

  • : consisting mostly of leaves


LEAFY Defined for Kids

leafy

adjective \ ˈlē-fē \

Definition of leafy for Students

leafier; leafiest
: having, covered with, or resembling leaves
  • leafy vegetables


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