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

From the New Latin word foliolātus, dating back to 1865–70. See foliole, -ate1
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Examples from the Web for foliolate

Historical Examples of foliolate

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

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

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

British Dictionary definitions for foliolate


  1. botany possessing or relating to leaflets
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Word Origin for foliolate

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