leaf mold

or leaf·mold


noun

a compost or layer of soil consisting chiefly of decayed vegetable matter, especially leaves.

Origin of leaf mold

First recorded in 1835–45
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Related Words for leaf mold

fertilizer, humus, covert, earth, turf

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