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fo·li·ose

 (fō′lē-ōs′)
adj.
1. Bearing numerous leaves; leafy.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a leaf.
3. Of or relating to a lichen whose thallus is flat and leafy.

[Latin foliōsus, from folium, leaf; see folium.]

foliose

(ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs; -ˌəʊz)
adj
(Botany) another word for foliaceous1, foliaceous2
[C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves]

fo•li•ose

(ˈfoʊ liˌoʊs)

also fo•li•ous

(-əs)

adj.
1. leafy.
2. having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens. Compare crustose, fruticose.
[1720–30; < Latin foliōsus. See folium, -ose1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foliose - bearing numerous leaves
leafy - having or covered with leaves; "leafy trees"; "leafy vegetables"