leaf mold
noun Date: 1842 1. a compost or layer composed chiefly of decayed leaves 2. a mold or mildew that affects foliage

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  • Mold (disambiguation) — Mold or mould may refer to: In natural science: Mold or mould, a kind of fungus Slime mold or mould, a kind of protist Water mold or mould, or oomycete, a kind of protist Leaf mold or mould, composted soil or earth, particularly loose soil… …   Wikipedia

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