foliaceous

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adjective fo·li·a·ceous \ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shəs\

Definition of foliaceous

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling an ordinary green leaf as distinguished from a modified leaf (such as a petal, bract, or scale)

Origin and Etymology of foliaceous

Latin foliaceus, from folium leaf + -aceus -aceous


First Known Use: 1658


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foliaceous

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adjective fo·li·a·ceous \ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shəs\

Medical Definition of foliaceous

  1. :  resembling a leaf in form or in mode of growth

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