Foliaceous 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) Consisting of leaves or thin lamin[ae]; having the form of a leaf or plate; as, foliaceous spar. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Leaflike in form or mode of growth; as, a foliaceous coral. [1913 Webster]

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