Definitions

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  • adj. Having many leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having many leaves.

Etymologies

multi- +‎ foliate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (A VI iv 1538/AG 39) So, is this world of genocide and natural disaster better than a world containing only one multifoliate rose?

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

  • Ezekiel saw the wheels within wheels of Cherubim (Chs. 1 and 10); the multifoliate rose of

    MYTH IN BIBLICAL TIMES

  • My email address, multifoliate, literally means "many leaves", but it also refers to the Virgin Mary.

    Beyond Meds

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  • I adore the rhyme in the last stanza of "somewhere".

    April 5, 2008

  • Sightless, unless
    The eyes reappear
    As the perpetual star
    Multifoliate rose
    Of death's twilight kingdom


    from "The Hollow Men," T.S. Eliot
    (although the first poem this word makes me think of is always 'somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond')

    April 5, 2008