leafy

adjective
\ 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 Dark leafy greens like Swiss chard are loaded with antioxidants to combat inflammation too. Valerie Agyeman, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2022 Scenic living spaces combine stone, copper and glass, as 16-foot windows take in the leafy grounds and city below. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2022 The result was the creation of enormous Australian birds (Flume is Australian), brightly colored flowers and leafy trees swaying in the wind, above the stage and teeming crowd. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 21 Apr. 2022 Much of the movie was filmed at Verdi’s own family home in Busseto, where Felder, walking the leafy grounds with a cane and huge white beard, bears a remarkable resemblance to the older Verdi. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Stretch out on Baker Common, a sloping lawn semi-circled by a walkway and leafy trees or stroll the grand promenade, shaded by cypress trees and edged by an elegant balustrade-overlook wall. Robin Soslow, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 The synagogue is nestled among large houses in a leafy residential neighborhood that includes several churches, a middle and elementary school and a horse farm. Jake Bleiberg, chicagotribune.com, 16 Jan. 2022 The synagogue is nestled among large houses in a leafy residential neighborhood that includes several churches, a middle and elementary school and a horse farm. sun-sentinel.com, 16 Jan. 2022 The synagogue is nestled among large houses in a leafy residential neighborhood that includes several churches, a middle and elementary school and a horse farm. Arkansas Online, 16 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of leafy

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

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1 Aug 2022

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“Leafy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leafy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for leafy

leafy

adjective
\ 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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