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adjective, leaf·i·er, leaf·i·est.
  1. having, abounding in, or covered with leaves or foliage: the leafy woods.
  2. having broad leaves or consisting mainly of leaves: leafy vegetables.
  3. leaflike; foliaceous.
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Origin of leafy

First recorded in 1545–55; leaf + -y1
Related formsleaf·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for leafy

wooded, verdant, shady, shaded, abounding, abundant, green, hidden, umbrageous

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British Dictionary definitions for leafy


adjective leafier or leafiest
  1. covered with or having leaves
  2. resembling a leaf or leaves
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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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