from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. One leaf at a time; leaf by leaf.
  • n. A feed or meal, particularly for animals, consisting chiefly of decayed vegetable matter, especially leaves.


From leaf +‎ -meal. (Wiktionary)
From leaf +‎ meal, modelled after leafmould. (Wiktionary)


  • Doug park, enjoying the "season of mists" and looking at the "worlds of wanwood" lying leafmeal, and taking lots of backlit shots of maple leaves.

    Saturday Walk

  • Besides, her feet were bare, and the road, so smooth to the tires of a car or the soles of Ivan's American running shoes, would be rough to feet more accustomed to meadows or the leafmeal forest floor.


  • Yax scrabbled around in the leafmeal until he found the acrylic eye.

    Pastwatch, the Redemtion of Christopher Columbus

  • He sighed, knelt in the soft leafmeal of the shadowed clearing, and reached for the topical anesthetic.

    Pastwatch, the Redemtion of Christopher Columbus

  • After sun-drying, crush or grind the leaves and small stems to make a leafmeal which you can feed directly or mix with other feeds.

    Chapter 5

  • Branches are then shaken over mats and leafmeal gathered and sacked.

    Chapter 11

  • Calliandra leafmeal was also successfully used in chicken feed in amounts up to 5 percent.

    5 Products and Applications

  • Selected Poetry illustrates leafmeal with a quotation from Hopkins 'Journal: Wonderful News


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  • the heart grows older
    It will come to such sights colder
    By and by, nor spare a sigh
    Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
    And yet you will weep know why.

    smells like fall

    July 2, 2008