cabbage-leafed shadows

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cabbage-leafed shadows means shadows that have the pattern of leaves of cabbage?

"The three of them drank Old Monk, watched as the black climbed all the way past their toes and their knees, the cabbage-leafed shadows reaching out and touching them on their cheeks, noses, enveloping their faces."

Thank you.
It's part of Inheritance of Loss, a novel by Kiran Desai.
  • ewie

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    Hullo Maryam. Yes, it can't mean anything else ~ presumably there's something nearby which casts shadows like cabbage leaves. (Maybe it's even cabbage plants:))
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