Main meanings of leaf feeding in English

: leaf feeding1leaf feeding2

leaf feeding1

Pronunciation /ˌliːf ˈfiːdɪŋ/

noun

  • 1The action or process of feeding on leaves.

  • 2Horticulture
    The action or process of feeding nutrients to a plant or plants by dusting or spraying them on to the leaves.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From leaf + feeding.

Main meanings of leaf feeding in English

: leaf feeding1leaf feeding2

leaf feeding2

Pronunciation /ˌliːf ˈfiːdɪŋ/

adjective

  • Designating an insect or other animal that feeds on leaves.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Loudon (1783–1843), landscape gardener and horticultural writer. From leaf + feeding.