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

the backyard's leafy bushes look nice, but have a tendency to attract deer
Recent Examples on the Web Even vegans or people who are lactose intolerant and avoid dairy foods can get adequate calcium by eating foods such as almonds, chia seeds, edamame, tofu, fortified soy or almond milk, and dark leafy greens. Sarah Anzlovar, Ms, Rd, Verywell Health, 18 June 2024 This level also features a quaint kitchen with access to a leafy garden terrace, which is covered in trees, wild landscaping, and vines. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 18 June 2024 In 2021, Israeli authorities required farmers in Gaza to remove the leafy green pedicels from their tomatoes before passing them through Israeli checkpoints to be sold in the West Bank. Tariq Kenney-Shawa, Washington Post, 17 June 2024 Her cookbook features everything from a whole section on berries (check out the berry coffee smoothie and a gorgeous group of berry-forward salads!) to a chapter on leafy greens, which includes classic appetizers like spinach and artichoke dip. Flow Space, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for leafy 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of leafy was in the 15th century

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“Leafy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leafy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

leafy

adjective
leafier; leafiest
1
a
: having or full of leaves
leafy woodlands
b
: consisting mostly of leaves
leafy vegetables
2
: resembling a leaf

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