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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Thriving on or parasitic to leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing upon leaves; parasitic on leaves, as many fungi, or merely attached, as some Hepatic├Ž and lichens.

Etymologies

Latin folium, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots + -colous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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