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adjective, leach·i·er, leach·i·est.
  1. allowing water to percolate through, as sandy or rocky soil; porous.
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Origin of leachy

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; leach1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for leachy

Historical Examples

  • There is no other form of fertility that can fully replace manure, for either compact or leachy land.

    Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement

    Alva Agee

  • Sandy soils are made thereby too dry and leachy, and it is a questionable proceeding to turn the heavy clays upon the top.