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[foh-lee-ey-shuh s] /ˌfoʊ liˈeɪ ʃəs/

of, like, or of the nature of a plant leaf; leaflike.
bearing leaves or leaflike parts.
pertaining to or consisting of leaves.
consisting of leaflike plates or laminae; foliated.
having the appearance of the leaf of a plant
bearing leaves or leaflike structures
(geology) (of certain rocks, esp schists) consisting of thin layers; foliated


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