Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being leafy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being leafy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being leafy or full of leaves.

Etymologies

leafy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the landscape, in its first sweet leafiness, is so alive with ploughing and sowing and all the natural tasks of spring, that the war scars seem like traces of a long-past woe; and it was not till a bend of the road brought us in sight of Gerbéviller that we breathed again the choking air of present horror.

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  • He rode a wave, and Repubs controlled the government, and laurel-bestowing ceremonies were held to bestew his brow with honorific leafiness.

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  • During the winter this lush leafiness is not apparent, although a few leaves do remain, turning darker and more leathery with the cold.

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  • Well, it is a type of Artemisia, commonly called wormwood one species of which is also known as Absinthe, and it is used in herbal preparations and Asian cuisine – in fact, one of my favorite foods is buckwheat Soba flavored with the fresh leafiness of Mugwort, which gives a really interesting greenish tint to the noodles.

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  • So I resolved to turn over a new leaf and on Saturday the leafiness began.

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  • Since my version had decidedly more cilantro leafiness showing than the original version, I'm calling it Tomato and Cilantro Soup.

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  • The forest, through which we were slowly toiling, daily became more dense, and we were kept almost constantly at work with the axe; there was much more leafiness in the trees here than farther south.

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  • His first gift, brought the week following, when the buds of the maples and alders had gone from a button-like solidity to the particulate leafiness of tiny cabbages, was a cloisonné pendant in the form of a peacock, the spread tail a fan in whose center the neck and body of shimmering blue stood out against the proud spread of green feathers eyed in yellow and black.

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  • The extent of reduction depends on the height, time to maturity, and leafiness of the maize.

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  • Differences in salt resistance, salt content, drought resistance, leafiness, and palatability have been observed within populations of many of these shrub species.

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