adjective (leafier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. furnished with or abounding in leaves <
leafy woodlands
b. having broad-bladed leaves <
mosses, grasses, and leafy plants
c. consisting chiefly of leaves <
leafy vegetables
2. resembling a leaf; specifically laminate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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