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leaf mold

noun
1.
a compost or layer of soil consisting chiefly of decayed vegetable matter, especially leaves.
Also, leafmold.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • As oak leaves rot they lose their slight acidity, and the oak leaf mold ends up alkaline.
  • The rich loose porous leaf mold holds moisture and supplies abundant food for a luxuriant growth of plants.

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