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|part of speech:
||of, pertaining to, or like a plant leaf.
||having leaves or parts like leaves.
||laminated in thin leaflike layers, as certain rocks.
The word foliaceous
contains the following parts:
that means leaf, page
, folic acid
that means resembling, related to, made of, or, in biological science, belonging to (a taxonomic class)
More about this word part:
The suffix -aceous
occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to Latin noun roots. Words ending in -aceous
are often formal and used in biological science. These scientific adjectives ending in -aceous
have corresponding nouns ending in -aceae (plants) and -acea (animals), which are names for taxonomic families.