Definition of leafy in English:

leafy

adjective

  • 1Having many leaves or much foliage.

    ‘leafy bushes’
    ‘a remote, leafy glade’
    • ‘Wang wondered why residents had to give up their leafy trees and green meadow for the marsh and concrete pond.’
    • ‘While all around them, beautiful trees waved their leafy fans in the air and two loyal horses gazed at their puzzling humans.’
    • ‘The shade trees were leafy and always green, but absolutely gigantic.’
    • ‘When they finally did become leafy, the first trees emerged and gave rise to the earliest forests.’
    • ‘Of course, because the windows are so filled with leafy green trees, the green accent pieces pick up that green from the outside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There under a leafy banyan tree, the boy was sitting.’
    • ‘The city is an oasis of grass lawns and leafy trees.’
    • ‘A retractable awning provides instant shade when the sun moves beyond a leafy almond tree, and a broad railing serves as auxiliary seating.’
    • ‘In life, few things are precise: grass is not always green, and trees are not always leafy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were, as I had guessed, thick with leafy trees and swarming with life.’
    • ‘They observed Asian elephants, both wild and captive, tearing off leafy side branches from trees or from unwieldy limbs already on the ground.’
    • ‘The streets were covered with these buildings, and not a blade of grass nor a leafy tree could be found.’
    • ‘When I investigated, I found all five young perched in a row about fifteen feet up in a leafy ironwood tree.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's the most beautiful leafy tree in the school.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And I may not be an expert, but I could swear it is far quieter within the protective leafy screen.’
    • ‘A tree pressed its leafy branches to my window, and through the mesh of leaves I caught hints of hedges and flowerbeds.’
    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’
      • ‘These leafy vegetables may be grown for the greens, the roots or both.’
      • ‘Herbivores are quite important for the reef because they keep thick mats of filamentous and leafy algae from smothering the corals.’
      • ‘Tie leafy herbs with long stems in bunches and hang to air dry.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It eats mainly grass seeds and other green leafy vegetation.’
      • ‘Leafy greens, beans, and orange juice are good sources of folate.’
      • ‘Nuts and seeds, green leafy vegetables and wheat germ are rich dietary sources of manganese.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Fruit crops like tomatoes and cucumbers took very little radioactivity, in contrast to leafy crops like spinach, and were safe to eat.’
      • ‘Dietary sources of folic acid include green leafy vegetables, breakfast cereals and bread.’
      • ‘Green leafy crops continue to be irrigated until the time of harvest.’
      • ‘The reduction did not occur with potatoes and legumes, and was highest with cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables.’
      • ‘In spring, beaver switch to green and leafy vegetation.’
      • ‘Rows of bright green, leafy tobacco plants grow in a humid greenhouse.’
      • ‘Choose from dark leafy salad greens, asparagus, spinach, broccoli and more.’
      • ‘Unlike the water-saturated and rocky land further west, south-east Ireland boasts leafy grasses, moderate rainfall, and good drainage.’
      • ‘This high biomass habitat, the ‘core’ habitat, is usually dominated by a few large leafy species that are superior competitors for light.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).’
    2. 1.2Resembling 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.’

Pronunciation:

leafy

/ˈlēfē/