• synonyms

leaf mould

  1. a nitrogen-rich material consisting of decayed leaves, etc, used as a fertilizer
  2. any of various fungus diseases affecting the leaves of certain plants
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Historical Examples

  • There was nothing but the silent deserted wood and the mound of leaf-mould.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener

    Leslie Moore

  • Test with clay, gravel, and loam, also with mixtures of these and leaf-mould.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study

    Ontario Ministry of Education

  • For early crops, mild manure, such as leaf-mould, should be used.

  • They like a light, but rich soil, with the addition of some leaf-mould and silver sand.

    The Book of Bulbs

    Samuel Arnott

  • They should be planted in loam, peat, leaf-mould, and sharp sand.