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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.]
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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]
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(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.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The term "pemphigus" covers a family of immune problems, but the foliaceous version is the most common autoimmune skin disease.
It is characterized by the stalked ocelli and compound eyes, pronotum with umbelliform process dorsally, not concealing the scutellum or the forewings in repose; the forewing and hindwing with one r-m and one m-cu crossvein; tibiae not foliaceous; metatibiae with cucullate setae in row II, first tarsomere has one cucullate setae apically and the abdomen without conspicuous punctuation (Deitz, 1975; Flynn, 2014).
The foliaceous epiphytic lichens Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm (Figure 1) were only sampled.
laxiflora that is characterized by epigeal and phanerocotylar seedlings with foliaceous assimilating cotyledons and leaves spirally arranged.
Figure 3: Type of pemphigus Pemphigus foliaceous 6% Pemphigus vulgaris 94% Note: Table made from pie chart.
6+ mm) and very long, flattened, and foliaceous antennae extending beyond the apex of the mesonotum (e.g., Fig.
The staminate flowers and pistillate cymes are protected by two yellow-greenish bracts, which are involucral, and foliaceous with serrate margins and five-lobed apices (see Figure 1A).