leaf soil

leaf soil
noun
soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
Syn: ↑leaf mold, ↑leaf mould
Hypernyms: ↑mold, ↑mould

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noun
see leaf mold 1

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leaf mould or leaf soil noun
Earth formed from decayed leaves, used with soil as a compost for plants
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Main Entry:leaf

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