[ foh-lee-uh-leyt ]

  1. pertaining to or consisting of leaflets (often used in combination, as bifoliolate).

Origin of foliolate

From the New Latin word foliolātus, dating back to 1865–70. See foliole, -ate1

Words Nearby foliolate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use foliolate in a sentence

  • foliolate, relating to or bearing leaflets (foliola); trifoliolate, with three leaflets, &c.

  • Changed "trifoliate" to "trifoliolate" in the index entry for "foliolate."

British Dictionary definitions for foliolate


/ (ˈfəʊlɪəˌleɪt, fəʊˈlɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

  1. botany possessing or relating to leaflets

Origin of foliolate

C19: from Late Latin foliolum little leaf, from Latin folium leaf

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