foliose

[ foh-lee-ohs ]
/ ˈfoʊ liˌoʊs /
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adjective

Botany. leafy.
Botany, Mycology. having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens.Compare crustose, fruticose.

Nearby words

  1. folio,
  2. folio recto,
  3. folio verso,
  4. foliolate,
  5. foliole,
  6. folious,
  7. folium,
  8. folivore,
  9. folivorous,
  10. folk

Also fo·li·ous [foh-lee-uh s] /ˈfoʊ li əs/.

Origin of foliose

From the Latin word foliōsus, dating back to 1720–30. See folium, -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for foliose

foliose

/ (ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs, -ˌəʊz) /

adjective

Word Origin for foliose

C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves

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