Definition of foliar in English:


Line breaks: fo¦liar
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlɪə


[attributive] technical
  • Relating to leaves: foliar colour and shape
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    • The highest rate of B foliar fertilization resulted in leaf burn but had no other evident detrimental effect on plant growth.
    • Dense foliage in irrigated winter wheat may favor development of different foliar and leaf spotting diseases.
    • The bean leaf beetle, a foliar feeder, has been observed to most affect early planted beans.


late 19th century: from modern Latin foliaris, from Latin folium 'leaf'.

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