Definition of leafy in English:

leafy

adjective

  • 1Having many leaves or much foliage.

    ‘leafy bushes’
    ‘a remote, leafy glade’
    • ‘Of course, because the windows are so filled with leafy green trees, the green accent pieces pick up that green from the outside.’
    • ‘While all around them, beautiful trees waved their leafy fans in the air and two loyal horses gazed at their puzzling humans.’
    • ‘They were, as I had guessed, thick with leafy trees and swarming with life.’
    • ‘Wang wondered why residents had to give up their leafy trees and green meadow for the marsh and concrete pond.’
    • ‘From the peak it's only about a half mile down until you reach where the trees start getting leafy, and then it isn't too much farther until you get to the creek, which is very close to where the bears live.’
    • ‘In life, few things are precise: grass is not always green, and trees are not always leafy.’
    • ‘Give him something to look at when he's in his cot or pram - a mobile, perhaps, or park the pram under a leafy tree.’
    • ‘When I investigated, I found all five young perched in a row about fifteen feet up in a leafy ironwood tree.’
    • ‘The city is an oasis of grass lawns and leafy trees.’
    • ‘The church has a spacious yard on the right side where several leafy trees grow and which are used as a parking space for the congregation on Sunday.’
    • ‘It's the most beautiful leafy tree in the school.’
    • ‘A tree pressed its leafy branches to my window, and through the mesh of leaves I caught hints of hedges and flowerbeds.’
    • ‘There under a leafy banyan tree, the boy was sitting.’
    • ‘And I may not be an expert, but I could swear it is far quieter within the protective leafy screen.’
    • ‘When they finally did become leafy, the first trees emerged and gave rise to the earliest forests.’
    • ‘The streets were covered with these buildings, and not a blade of grass nor a leafy tree could be found.’
    • ‘The shade trees were leafy and always green, but absolutely gigantic.’
    • ‘A retractable awning provides instant shade when the sun moves beyond a leafy almond tree, and a broad railing serves as auxiliary seating.’
    • ‘They observed Asian elephants, both wild and captive, tearing off leafy side branches from trees or from unwieldy limbs already on the ground.’
    • ‘In this exhibition, the dominant color was the luminous green of the leafy vines that spread over many of his canvases, sometimes obscuring nearly everything else.’
    shaded, shadowy, dark, dim, sunless
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    1. 1.1 (of a plant) producing or grown for its broad-bladed leaves.
      ‘green leafy vegetables’
      • ‘One serving is one cup of raw leafy vegetables, or one medium apple.’
      • ‘Sulphuric acid is still the most widely used desiccant on potatoes, used to wither the leafy foliage, or haulm, before harvesting.’
      • ‘Unlike the water-saturated and rocky land further west, south-east Ireland boasts leafy grasses, moderate rainfall, and good drainage.’
      • ‘These leafy vegetables may be grown for the greens, the roots or both.’
      • ‘Rows of bright green, leafy tobacco plants grow in a humid greenhouse.’
      • ‘Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).’
      • ‘Nuts and seeds, green leafy vegetables and wheat germ are rich dietary sources of manganese.’
      • ‘Tie leafy herbs with long stems in bunches and hang to air dry.’
      • ‘Choose from dark leafy salad greens, asparagus, spinach, broccoli and more.’
      • ‘Dietary sources of folic acid include green leafy vegetables, breakfast cereals and bread.’
      • ‘The reduction did not occur with potatoes and legumes, and was highest with cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables.’
      • ‘This high biomass habitat, the ‘core’ habitat, is usually dominated by a few large leafy species that are superior competitors for light.’
      • ‘In spring, beaver switch to green and leafy vegetation.’
      • ‘It eats mainly grass seeds and other green leafy vegetation.’
      • ‘Leafy greens, beans, and orange juice are good sources of folate.’
      • ‘Green leafy crops continue to be irrigated until the time of harvest.’
      • ‘Fruit crops like tomatoes and cucumbers took very little radioactivity, in contrast to leafy crops like spinach, and were safe to eat.’
      • ‘Herbivores are quite important for the reef because they keep thick mats of filamentous and leafy algae from smothering the corals.’
      • ‘If she hadn't have been so cold, she would have been quite comfortable; her belly was full of bread, honey, some sort of spiced meat, a leafy herb, and tea.’
      • ‘Frantically twisting the leafy herbs into various intricate shapes of power, he adorned her chest, pointing them so that all invoked power would be directed to the amulet.’
      green, leafy, grassy, grass-covered
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    2. 1.2 Resembling a leaf or leaves.
      ‘a three-pointed leafy bract’
      • ‘The stamens are a dusty yellow and each flower has a ruff of leafy bracts at its base.’
      • ‘Fruit plates and salad plates are available in plenty in multi-coloured shades in leafy patterns from Germany.’
      verdant, grassy, grass-covered, leafy, verdurous
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Pronunciation:

leafy

/ˈlēfē/