adjective, leaf·i·er, leaf·i·est.

having, abounding in, or covered with leaves or foliage: the leafy woods.
having broad leaves or consisting mainly of leaves: leafy vegetables.
leaflike; foliaceous.

Origin of leafy

First recorded in 1545–55; leaf + -y1
Related formsleaf·i·ness, noun
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adjective leafier or leafiest

covered with or having leaves
resembling a leaf or leaves
Derived Formsleafiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for leafy

1550s, from leaf (n.) + -y (2). Related: Leafily; leafiness.

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