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1. Of, relating to, or resembling the leaf of a plant.
2. Having leaves or leaflike structures.
3. Geology Consisting of thin, leaflike layers, as of minerals.

[From Latin foliāceus, from folium, leaf; see folium.]


1. (Botany) having the appearance of the leaf of a plant
2. (Botany) bearing leaves or leaflike structures
3. (Geological Science) geology (of certain rocks, esp schists) consisting of thin layers; foliated
[C17: from Latin foliāceus]


(ˌfoʊ liˈeɪ ʃəs)

1. of, like, or of the nature of a plant leaf; leaflike.
2. bearing leaves or leaflike parts.
3. consisting of leaflike plates or laminae; foliated.
[1650–60; < Latin foliāceus. See folium, -aceous]
fo`li•a′ceous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foliaceous - of or pertaining to or resembling the leaf of a plant
2.foliaceous - bearing numerous leaves
leafy - having or covered with leaves; "leafy trees"; "leafy vegetables"
3.foliaceous - (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
bedded, stratified - deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified rock"
References in classic literature ?
I was startled by a great patch of vivid scarlet on the ground, and going up to it found it to be a peculiar fungus, branched and corrugated like a foliaceous lichen, but deliquescing into slime at the touch; and then in the shadow of some luxuriant ferns I came upon an unpleasant thing,--the dead body of a rabbit covered with shining flies, but still warm and with the head torn off.
I opened the stomachs of several, and found them largely distended with minced sea-weed (Ulvae), which grows in thin foliaceous expansions of a bright green or a dull red colour.
I feel as if I were nearer to the vitals of the globe, for this sandy overflow is something such a foliaceous mass as the vitals of the animal body.
These foliaceous heaps lie along the bank like the slag of a furnace, showing that Nature is "in full blast" within.
It most closely resembles Pissonotus, because of the narrow and moderately foliaceous calcar, the subequal length of the antennal segments and some features of the male genitalia (Bartlett & Deitz 2000).
pectinata by the presence of foliaceous growth lines all over the surface of the shell (Habe 1964), there are no quantitative morphological characteristics of shell shape that can be used to tell them apart.
Several authors have considered the synflorescence with the elongated and foliaceous main axis, with or without branches emerging from the axil of leaves with developed blade and sheath, as a whole inflorescence termed paniculodium (Mora-Osejo, 1960; Raynal, 1971; Haines & Lye, 1983; Bruhl, 1995; Goetghebeur, 1998).
Pseudostipule: a small, foliaceous, stipule-like structure borne within a fork that subtends and protects a pinna bud.
foliaceous, narrowly triangular, long-attenuate and caudate) which are shorter (7.
compactum presented a foliaceous body, slightly concave in the ventral face and with a small conical segment in the posterior region; a small subterminal oral sucker, two lateral pseudosuckers in the anterior region; oval pharynx, short esophagus, intestinal caeca ending near the posterior region; oval holdfast (tribocytic organ).
Histologically, the acantholysis seen in Grover disease occurs in a variety of different patterns in small, circumscribed foci resembling Darier-White disease, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceous, Hailey-Hailey disease, and a spongiotic dermatitis.
05-2 m/h in ferns and conifers, 1-6 m/h in foliaceous plants, and 10-60 m/h in grasses, reaching the relatively high velocities [V.