English version

leaf mould

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
leaf mouldˈleaf mould British English, leaf mold American English noun [uncountable]  HBPdead decaying leaves that improve soil
Examples from the Corpus
leaf mouldOne sensed that the canopy had been wasted slowly by the powers of fungus and leaf mould.Cultivation: The planting medium should consist of clay, peat, loam or leaf mould and a good layer of sand.Plant this shrub in an open position and mulch with peat or leaf mould.In this country, experiments are continuing with sticky goo to counteract the slippery leaf mould.Madra tripped and fell headlong in the leaf mould, and in an instant their pursuers were upon her.
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