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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Latin foliōsus, from folium, leaf; see folium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin foliosus ("leafy"), from folio ("leaf") (Wiktionary)



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  • In addition, foliose means having leaves (OED).

    February 24, 2012