Definition of Leaf mold

1. Noun. Soil composed mainly of decaying leaves.

Exact synonyms: Leaf Mould, Leaf Soil
Generic synonyms: Mold, Mould

Definition of Leaf mold

1. Noun. Decomposed or composted remains of leaves. ¹

2. Noun. Soil consisting principally of layers of decomposed leaves. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf Mold

leaf disease
leaf fat
leaf form
leaf frog
leaf frogs
leaf gap
leaf gaps
leaf green
leaf hopper
leaf hoppers
leaf insect
leaf insertion
leaf lard
leaf lettuce
leaf miner
leaf mold (current term)
leaf mould
leaf mustard
leaf node
leaf peeper
leaf peepers
leaf protein
leaf protein concentrate
leaf proteins
leaf roller
leaf scorch
leaf shape
leaf sheath
leaf soil
leaf spot

Literary usage of Leaf mold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"On the supposition that the more thoroughly rotted this material was the better suited it would be for blueberry growing, a quantity of old leaf mold was ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"Over this, finely screened leaf mold is placed and is packed down somewhat firmly. The surface of the leaf mold should be about %-inch below the upper edge ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1860)
"... and leaf-mold, the whole of which had been prepared a year previously and suffered to be thoroughly intermingled. The border was prepared last autumn. ..."

4. Greenhouse Management: A Manual for Florists and Flower Lovers on the by Levi Rawson Taft (1898)
"... syringed early in the TION leaf mold. <jay; there should be no serious trouble from the disease, while if it does make its appearance the usual ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The soil may be gradually made coarser with each potting until in the final shift; an unsifted compost of two parts loam, one part leaf-mold, one part well- ..."

6. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"Leaf-mold or Spot Disease (Alternaria liola, Gall. & Dors.). Descr. Illus. Treat., US Dep. ... See Melon (Leaf-mold). Leaf-spot (Phyllosticta sp. and (? ..."

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