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leafy

[lee-fee] /ˈli fi/
adjective, leafier, leafiest.
1.
having, abounding in, or covered with leaves or foliage:
the leafy woods.
2.
having broad leaves or consisting mainly of leaves:
leafy vegetables.
3.
leaflike; foliaceous.
Origin of leafy
1545-1555
1545-55; leaf + -y1
Related forms
leafiness, noun
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leafy

/ˈliːfɪ/
adjective leafier, leafiest
1.
covered with or having leaves
2.
resembling a leaf or leaves
Derived Forms
leafiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for leafy
adj.

1550s, from leaf (n.) + -y (2). Related: Leafily; leafiness.

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