Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with or having leaves.
  • adj. Consisting of leaves: Spinach is a leafy green vegetable.
  • adj. Similar to or resembling a leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. covered with leaves
  • adj. containing much foliage
  • adj. in the form of leaves (of some material)
  • adj. resembling a leaf

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of leaves; abounding in leaves.
  • adj. Consisting of leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with, abounding in, or consisting of leaves; as, a leafy stem; a leafy forest; a leafy covert.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or covered with leaves

Etymologies

leaf +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Both cities have beautiful colonial plazas but the cities themselves are spread widely over rolling hills not inviting to residents prone to strolling in leafy neighborhoods within reasonable distance from those pompous plazas.

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  • Those affected range from Western ranchers plagued by a weed called leafy spurge to Chicago homeowners whose stately maple trees have fallen prey to the Asian long-horned beetle.

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  • But if such is not the case, "ambrezades" must be planted -- that is, a leafy plant, growing to the height of eight or nine feet, the leaves of which, continually falling, decay and fertilize the soil.

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  • It's often referred to as a leafy suburb, but the residents of Rosemary Park off Belfast's Malone Road were left shocked by the discovery of a cannabis farm in the plush neighbourhood on Thursday.

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  • Leaf vegetables are also known as leafy greens, potherbs or just greens.

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  • It is known as a leafy vegetable in tropical America, where people of Asian origin cultivate it.

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  • Chatham is one of those towns invariably described as "leafy" and the raw feelings made for colorful copy.

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  • New x-ray machines may kill food bacteria, prevent outbreaksEnvironmental Health NewsResearchers are experimenting with x-ray technology to zap dangerous bacteria that hide in foods such as leafy greens, tomatoes, ground beef and, most recently, peanuts.

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  • We know, for example, exercise is the most important way you can prevent a virus, management of your sleep and the stress in your life, even eating the kind of leafy green vegetables and foods your mother told you were good for you, together with the chicken soup we know works -- these are smart, intelligent steps, even if you're exposed to the virus, to prevent yourself from getting it.

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  • Major degradation threats are exotic species such as leafy spurge (Euphorbia sp.) and yellow sweet clover.

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