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foliaceous

[ foh-lee-ey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. of, like, or of the nature of a plant leaf; leaflike.
  2. bearing leaves or leaflike parts.
  3. pertaining to or consisting of leaves.
  4. consisting of leaflike plates or laminae; foliated.


foliaceous

/ ˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. having the appearance of the leaf of a plant
  2. bearing leaves or leaflike structures
  3. geology (of certain rocks, esp schists) consisting of thin layers; foliated


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Other Words From

  • foli·aceous·ness noun
  • super·foli·aceous adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of foliaceous1

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin foliāceus “leafy, like a leaf”; folium, -aceous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of foliaceous1

C17: from Latin foliāceus
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Example Sentences

It may be observed that the gills or foliaceous lamin are placed at the circumference of the body, and at its smallest parts.

Its flower-heads are surrounded by a spreading foliaceous woolly involucre, and its foliage is also of the same woolly character.

We will begin with the Scarabides, with their heavy compact body, and short antenn, terminated by a foliaceous club.

Ventral tentacular cirrus of second somite of a thin or foliaceous and asymmetrical form.

They are usually twice pinnatifid, the pinnules being connected by a very narrow foliaceous border along the midribs.

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