\ 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 Subsequent images reveal some of her gifts, including one wrapped in beautiful white paper with light pink dot and tied with gauzy, pink bow and a green, leafy ribbon. Anna Chan, Billboard, 11 June 2021 Another eating plan that scientists are currently exploring is the MIND diet, a twist on the Mediterranean approach that further prioritizes foods that may be important for brain health, such as berries and green, leafy vegetables. Matt Fuchs, Time, 7 June 2021 Maxcy and others say the problem in quiet, leafy neighborhoods like Tuttle’s would not be nearly as bad if there were not residents who put out food for the birds. Erica Werner, Washington Post, 6 June 2021 Move sun-shy potted plants like fuchsia and orchid cactus (Epiphyllum) under the shade of a leafy tree or an east-facing eave. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2021 The space, nestled into a leafy grove between the Jones Falls Expressway and Falls Road, suffered from disrepair and high rates of tenant vacancy after Ashkenazy acquired it in 2013. Elizabeth Nonemaker, baltimoresun.com, 4 June 2021 Made up of grand townhouses; leafy lanes; and some of the city’s best museums, the upscale neighborhood of South Kensington is a must on any London itinerary. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Kim, who lives in the leafy Bronx neighborhood of Edgewater Park and works designing conference experiences at Pfizer, suddenly felt awful. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 19 May 2021 More than 20 local restaurants around the city are preparing to participate in the first Cincy Salad Week, a celebration of all leafy green medleys. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 14 May 2021

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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