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foliaceous

[foh-lee-ey-shuh s] /ˌfoʊ liˈeɪ ʃəs/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin foliāceus leafy, like a leaf. See folium, -aceous
Related forms
foliaceousness, noun
superfoliaceous, adjective
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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
Word Origin
C17: from Latin foliāceus
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