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Definition of "leafy" []

  • Covered with or having leaves. (adjective)
  • Consisting of leaves: Spinach is a leafy green vegetable. (adjective)
  • Similar to or resembling a leaf. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leafy" in a sentence
  • "Both cities have beautiful colonial plazas but the cities themselves are spread widely over rolling hills not inviting to residents prone to strolling in leafy neighborhoods within reasonable distance from those pompous plazas."
  • "Those affected range from Western ranchers plagued by a weed called leafy spurge to Chicago homeowners whose stately maple trees have fallen prey to the Asian long-horned beetle."
  • "But if such is not the case, "ambrezades" must be planted -- that is, a leafy plant, growing to the height of eight or nine feet, the leaves of which, continually falling, decay and fertilize the soil."