foliar

adjective
fo·​li·​ar | \ ˈfō-lē-ər How to pronounce foliar (audio) \

Definition of foliar

: of, relating to, or applied to leaves foliar sprays foliar diseases

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By folding its leaves, the plant reduces its foliar surface area to sunlight and reduces the evaporative effects of the wind. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Trees can’t escape the extreme heat. But they do have some clever coping mechanisms.," 20 July 2019 Or foliar feed by spraying the leaves with doubly diluted preparations of these solutions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 The most common wet-weather disease class that will show up is generic foliar fungal problems. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "It's that dreary. Louisville has seen 30+ inches of rain so far this year," 21 June 2019 What most organic folks used for foliar sprays in the early days was compost tea. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to make this do-it-yourself organic fertilizer and pest control spray," 18 June 2019 Goldsmith observed plants in this tropical montane cloud forest that absorb droplets of water through their leaves—as well as through their roots—in a process called foliar uptake. National Geographic, "EXPLORE THE WORLD WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC," 8 Apr. 2019 Or foliar feed by spraying the leaves with doubly diluted preparations of these solutions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Or foliar feed by spraying the leaves with doubly diluted preparations of these solutions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Or foliar feed by spraying the leaves with doubly diluted preparations of these solutions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of foliar

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foliar

French foliaire, from Latin folium leaf + French -aire -ar

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