foliaceous

adjective
fo·​li·​a·​ceous | \ ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shəs How to pronounce foliaceous (audio) \

Definition of foliaceous

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

First Known Use of foliaceous

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foliaceous

Latin foliaceus, from folium leaf + -aceus -aceous

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“Foliaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliaceous. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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foliaceous

adjective
fo·​li·​a·​ceous | \ ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shəs How to pronounce foliaceous (audio) \

Medical Definition of foliaceous

: resembling a leaf in form or in mode of growth

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