- of or like the leaf of a plant
- having leaves
- consisting of thin layers, as certain rocks
Origin of foliaceousClassical Latin foliaceus from folium, a leaf: see foliate
- Of, relating to, or resembling the leaf of a plant.
- Having leaves or leaflike structures.
- Geology Consisting of thin, leaflike layers, as of minerals.
Origin of foliaceousFrom Latin foliāceus from folium leaf ; see folium .
(comparative more foliaceous, superlative most foliaceous)