from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bearing numerous leaves; leafy.
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a leaf.
- adj. Of or relating to a lichen whose thallus is flat and leafy.
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- adj. leafy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having many leaves; leafy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bearing or covered with leaflets or with small leaf-like appendages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. bearing numerous leaves
The deeper stretches of the steep drop-off show foliose or plate-like forms of Pachyseris, Leptoseris and Montipora at 20-30 m depth.
There are about 1,700 kinds of plants in the arctic and subarctic, and these include: low shrubs, sedges, reindeer mosses, liverworts, and grasses, 400 varieties of flowering plants, crustose and foliose lichen.
Along the coastal stretch are compact gravel deserts devoid of vegetation except for colorful fields of foliose and crustose lichens.
Some multicellular brown algae form branched filaments or foliose plants many meters long with complex anatomy.
The monkey forages on foliose lichen and the young leaves and shoots of trees like Betula spp. and Sorbus spp.
_ -- The plant consists of leafy shoots, the origin of which can be understood in the light of the foliose forms described above.
In thalloid forms the sexual organs are often sunk in depressions, while in the foliose forms protection is afforded by the surrounding leaves.
In spite of this, however, they are in great part dependent on the absorption of water through the general surface of the shoot, and the power of rapid imbibition possessed by their cell-walls, the crowded position of the small leaves on the stem, and special adaptations for the retention of water on the surface, have the same significance as in the foliose liverworts.
Jungermanniaceae the plant is throughout foliose, and the archegonia occupy the ends of the main shoot or of its branches.
_Blasia pusilla_, which occurs commonly by ditches and streams, affords a transition to the foliose types.