What does leafy mean?

Definitions for leafy
ˈli fileafy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leafyadjective

    having or covered with leaves

    "leafy trees"; "leafy vegetables"


  1. leafyadjective

    covered with leaves

    leafy trees

  2. leafyadjective

    containing much foliage

    a leafy avenue

  3. leafyadjective

    in the form of leaves (of some material)

  4. leafyadjective

    resembling a leaf

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Leafyadjective

    Full of leaves.

    Etymology: from leaf.

    The frauds of men were ever so,
    Since summer was first leafy. William Shakespeare.

    What chance, good lady, hath bereft you thus?
    —— Dim darkness, and this leafy labyrinth. John Milton.

    O’er barren mountains, o’er the flow’ry plain,
    The leafy forest, and the liquid main,
    Extends thy uncontroul’d and boundless reign. Dryd.

    Her leafy arms with such extent were spread,
    That hosts of birds, that wing the liquid air,
    Perch’d in the boughs. John Dryden, Flower and Leaf.

    So when some swelt’ring travellers retire
    To leafy shades, near the cool sunless verge
    Of Paraba, Brasilian stream; her tail
    A grisly hydra suddenly shoots forth. Philips.


  1. Leafy

    LEAFY (abbreviated LFY) is a plant gene that causes groups of undifferentiated cells called meristems to develop into flowers instead of leaves with associated shoots.LEAFY is involved in floral meristem identity. LEAFY encodes a plant-specific transcription factor, is found in all land plants and in charophytes and one of its exons have been used extensively in phylogenetic work on spermatophytes. When the gene is overexpressed, the plant is less sensitive to environmental signals and flowers earlier.The LEAFY protein has two conserved domains: the DNA binding domain, a Helix-Turn-Helix motif buried inside a unique 7-helix fold and a Sterile Alpha Motif. It binds DNA as a dimer and its binding site has been identified both in vivo and in vitro.


  1. leafy

    Leafy refers to something that is characterized by the presence, abundance or typical shape of leaves. It is often used to describe certain vegetables or plants that grow a large number of leaves. In a broader sense, it can also describe a location or area that is filled with abundant trees, shrubs or vegetation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leafy

    full of leaves; abounding in leaves; as, the leafy forest

  2. Leafy

    consisting of leaves

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leafy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leafy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of leafy in a Sentence

  1. Janice Okubo:

    It's important to appropriately store, inspect, and wash produce, especially leafy greens.

  2. Megan Huylo:

    This one I make for a lot of my clients who are looking for a cleanse or who want to start juicing just to get healthier, promote clearer skin, but they don’t want to drink something that is really loaded with pungent leafy greens.

  3. Heather Mangieri:

    Green leafy vegetables like spinach contain folate, which produces dopamine, a pleasure-inducing brain chemical, helping you keep calm.

  4. Milo Yiannopoulos:

    They are the root cause of this problem, they are so irresponsible that they do not understand the consequences of what they do; they don’t understand what happens to students when they leave these nice leafy communities and go out into the real world believing lies.

  5. William Courtney:

    When it’s consumed as a leafy green vegetable, you get the whole profile of the plant.

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