- plural of folium.
- a wild and noisy Portuguese carnival dance accompanied by tambourines, performed at a frantic pace by men dressed as women and often carrying masked boys on their shoulders.
Origin of folia2
see origin at folía
- an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.
Origin of folía
- a thin leaflike stratum or layer; a lamella.
- Geometry. a loop; part of a curve terminated at both ends by the same node. Equation: x3 + y3 = 3axy.
Origin of folium
1840–50; < New Latin, Latin: literally, a leaf
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Examples from the Web for folia
Supra fasciam, denticuli; supra denticulos, folia Corinthia.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
Folia inferiora, ambitu ovato apice obtusissima; superiora magis triangularia, obtusiuscula cum mucronulo.
Also, in minute folia, in the alluvial soil of the Upper Mississippi.
Folia medicata, L. On the Continent several preparations of this kind are in use.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
This happens also in the Lime Tilia, in which genus pitcher- or hood-like leaves (folia cucullata) may frequently be met with.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
- the plural of folium
- a plane geometrical curve consisting of a loop whose two ends, intersecting at a node, are asymptotic to the same line. Standard equation: x ³ + y ³=3a xy where x = y +a is the equation of the line
- any thin leaflike layer, esp of some metamorphic rocks
C19: from Latin, literally: leaf
Word Origin and History for folia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A broad, thin, leaflike structure, as of the cerebellar cortex.
- A thin, leaflike layer or stratum occurring especially in metamorphic rock.
- A plane cubic curve having a single loop, a node, and two ends asymptotic to the same line. Also called folium of Descartes