from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Humus or compost consisting of decomposed leaves and other organic material.
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- n. Decomposed or composted remains of leaves.
- n. Soil consisting principally of layers of decomposed leaves.
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- n. soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
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My footfalls were deadened by decades of leaf mold Great trees, roots braced and humped against the rise of the hills, surrounded and shaded me, making the forest a many-pillared palace.