phyllophagous


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phyl·loph·a·gous

 (fĭ-lŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on leaves.
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phyllophagous

(fɪˈlɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Biology) biology feeding on leaves or the sap of leaves
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This year they spelled whippoorwill (a nocturnal bird), whorlywort (a perennial herb), perlingual (by way of the tongue) and phyllophagous (feeding on leaves) correctly to get to the final round.