leaf mould

/ˈlif moʊld/ (say 'leef mohld)

noun
1. Horticulture a mass of semi-decayed leaves used as a constituent of potting composts.
2. Botany any of a number of fungi which attack the foliage of cultivated plants.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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