foliose

[ foh-lee-ohs ]
/ ˈfoʊ liˌoʊs /

adjective

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

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

Origin of foliose

From the Latin word foliōsus, dating back to 1720–30. See folium, -ose1
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foliose
/ (ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs, -ˌəʊz) /

adjective

Word Origin for foliose

C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves
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