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[foh-lee-uh] /ˈfoʊ li ə/

plural of .
[fuh-lee-uh] /fəˈli ə/
a wild and noisy Portuguese carnival dance accompanied by tambourines, performed at a frantic pace by men dressed as women and often carrying masked boys on their shoulders.
[Spanish faw-lee-ah] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑ/
noun, plural folías
[Spanish faw-lee-ahs] /Spanish fɔˈli ɑs/ (Show IPA)
an early medieval Iberian dance accompanied by mime and songs, performed during celebrations of the solstice and New Year festivals.
[foh-lee-uh m] /ˈfoʊ li əm/
noun, plural folia
[foh-lee-uh] /ˈfoʊ li ə/ (Show IPA)
a thin leaflike stratum or layer; a lamella.
Geometry. a loop; part of a curve terminated at both ends by the same node. Equation: x 3 + y 3 = 3 axy.
the plural of folium
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
a plane geometrical curve consisting of a loop whose two ends, intersecting at a node, are asymptotic to the same line. Standard equation: x³ + y³=3axy where x=y+a is the equation of the line
any thin leaflike layer, esp of some metamorphic rocks

see folio.

folium fo·li·um (fō’lē-əm)
n. pl. fo·li·a (-lē-ə)
A broad, thin, leaflike structure, as of the cerebellar cortex.
Plural folia


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