Definition of leaf feeding in US English:

leaf feeding

noun

  • 1The action or process of feeding on leaves.

  • 2Horticulture. The action or process of feeding nutrients to a plant or plants by dusting or spraying them on to the leaves.

adjective

  • Designating an insect or other animal that feeds on leaves.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From leaf + feeding<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Loudon (1783–1843), landscape gardener and horticultural writer. From leaf + feeding.

Pronunciation

leaf feeding

/ˌliːf ˈfiːdɪŋ/