Phyllophagous
Phyllophagous Phyl*loph"a*gous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Substituting on leaves; leaf-eating. [1913 Webster]

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  • phyllophagous — 1868, from PHYLLO (Cf. phyllo ) + PHAGOUS (Cf. phagous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • phyllophagous — [fi läf′ə gəs] adj. [ PHYLLO + PHAGOUS] feeding on leaves …   English World dictionary

  • phyllophagous — adj. feeding on leaves. * * * fə̇ˈläfəgəs adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin phyllophagus, from New Latin phyll + phagus phagous : feeding on leaves * * * /fi lof euh geuhs/, adj. Zool. (of an organism) feeding on leaves.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phyllophagous — adj. [Gr. phyllon, leaf; phagein, to eat] Feeding upon leaf tissue …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phyllophagous — /fi lof euh geuhs/, adj. Zool. (of an organism) feeding on leaves. [1865 70; PHYLLO + PHAGOUS, prob. on the model of NL Phyllophaga] * * * …   Universalium

  • phyllophagous — leaf eating Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • phyllophagous — phyl·loph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • phylliform —   a. leaf shaped.    ♦ phylline, a. leaf like.    ♦ phyllode ( /d), n. flattened stem functioning as leaf.    ♦ phyllogenetic, a. pertaining to production of, or producing, leaves.    ♦ phylloid, a. phylline.    ♦ phyllomania, n. abnormal leaf… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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