[fi-lof-uh-guh s] /fɪˈlɒf ə gəs/
(of an organism) feeding on leaves.
“leaf-eating,” 1819, from phyllo- + -phagous.
noun a fear of leaves Word Origin phyllo- ‘leaf’
[fil-uh-fawr, -fohr] /ˈfɪl əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/ noun, Botany. 1. the terminal bud of a stem, especially of the stem of a palm.
/ˈfɪləʊˌpleɪn/ noun 1. (ecology) the surface of a leaf considered as a habitat, esp for microorganisms Also called phyllosphere
[fil-uh-pod] /ˈfɪl əˌpɒd/ noun 1. any crustacean of the order Phyllopoda, having leaflike swimming appendages. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.