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
Headquarters or major offices from more than a hundred Fortune 500 companies fled NYC for the state’s leafy suburban campuses—including IBM, Xerox, and PepsiCo—according Aaron M. Renn, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
The standard varieties are made from napa cabbage or large Korean radish, but there are lots of other types, including kimchi made from cucumber, onions and leafy greens.
In a leafy Detroit suburb last March, federal authorities raided a one-story brick house.
Be wary of leafy, green plants that carpet the forest floor.
A generous bed of leafy greens and bitter frisée were tossed with just the right amount of basil vinaigrette.
The best sources of magnesium are green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, fish, and whole grains.
His specialty and most popular dish is saag, a mixture of leafy greens and spices.
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.
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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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