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foliose

[foh-lee-ohs] /ˈfoʊ liˌoʊs/
adjective
1.
Botany. leafy.
2.
Botany, Mycology. having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens.
Compare crustose, fruticose.
Also, folious
[foh-lee-uh s] /ˈfoʊ li əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of foliose
1720-1730
From the Latin word foliōsus, dating back to 1720-30. See folium, -ose1
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foliose

/ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs; -ˌəʊz/
adjective
1.
another word for foliaceous (sense 1), foliaceous (sense 2)
Word Origin
C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves
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