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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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  • His attitude, it appeared, puzzled them as much as it did Ned, watching from his leafy bower.

  • Bower, which now suggests a leafy arbour, had no such sense in Mid.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • They grew more closely together, and were larger, their leafy tops meeting in an arch overhead, making the road quite dusky.

  • You never know what a big thing a leafy tree is till it comes down.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • Cows pastured there, penetrating through the leafy passages from one opening to another, and browsing among the bushes.

    In the Wilderness Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for leafy

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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