\ ˈlē-fē How to pronounce leafy (audio) \
leafier; leafiest

Definition of leafy

1a : 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

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Examples of leafy in a Sentence

the backyard's leafy bushes look nice, but have a tendency to attract deer
Recent Examples on the Web Izidor says, picking up a tapestry woven with burgundy roses on a dark, leafy background. Melissa Fay Greene, The Atlantic, "Can an Unloved Child Learn to Love?," 18 June 2020 The central pool is an oasis of calm perfect for napping away the afternoon after a day of sipping wine, while many of the rooms and suites also have spacious outdoor decks or patios overlooking the leafy Beringer Vineyard. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Top Hotels Are Rarely Bookable With Points—But COVID-19 Has Changed That," 12 June 2020 The leafy park in front of the White House was enclosed by a steel fence, through which police could be seen loitering. The Economist, "No justice, no peace America’s protests turn jubilant," 11 June 2020 Scientists often compare coral reefs to underwater rainforests, yet unlike the leafy plant base of a forest, corals are animals. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Scientists are trying to save coral reefs. Here's what's working.," 4 June 2020 This southwest London oasis is enveloped by the urban energy a city visitor craves, but it’s neighbored by the lush and leafy Royal Botanic Gardens and various green spaces and parks. Macy Sirmans, Travel + Leisure, "London's 10 Best Affordable Hotels, According to Hotels.com," 3 June 2020 Perched above Laurel Canyon, the country-style house occupies a leafy, secluded lot. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Actress Stockard Channing lists Laurel Canyon charmer for $2.495 million," 2 June 2020 French chef James Beard was well-known for his love of tarragon, a leafy green herb with a distinctive anise flavor. cleveland, "Fresh, flavorful herbs are always at the ready in a kitchen garden," 1 June 2020 The variety of seeds will produce two leafy green or root vegetables, one type of herb and one type of fruit. oregonlive, "Oregon Garden Challenge: Free seeds and ongoing information to grow healthy food at home," 29 May 2020

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First Known Use of leafy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Leafy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leafy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of leafy

: having many leaves or trees
: consisting mostly of leaves


\ ˈlē-fē How to pronounce leafy (audio) \
leafier; leafiest

Kids Definition of leafy

: having, covered with, or resembling leaves leafy vegetables

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