Fo`li*a"ceous (?), a. [L. foliaceus, fr. folium leaf.]

1. Bot.

Belonging to, or having the texture or nature of, a leaf; having leaves intermixed with flowers; as, a foliaceous spike.

2. Min.

Consisting of leaves or thin laminae; having the form of a leaf or plate; as, foliaceous spar.

3. Zool.

Leaflike in form or mode of growth; as, a foliaceous coral.


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