foliaceous

[foh-lee-ey-shuh s]
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.

Origin of foliaceous

First recorded in 1650–60, foliaceous is from the Latin word foliāceus leafy, like a leaf. See folium, -aceous
Related formsfo·li·a·ceous·ness, nounsu·per·fo·li·a·ceous, adjective
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foliaceous

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

Word Origin for foliaceous

C17: from Latin foliāceus
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