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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"