Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the distinct parts of a compound leaf; a leaflet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the distinct parts of a compound leaf; a leaflet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a leaflet; a separate part of a compound or divided leaf, or a division of a thallus; a squamule.
  • n. In zoology, some foliate part or organ of small size.

Etymologies

Diminutive of Latin folium ("leaf"). Compare French foliole. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you love France and have ever dreamed of moving to the Hexagon, then you might like reading about how one "Petite Anglaise" followed her Francophile urgings and, rucksack on her back, traveled into the country, gradually built her nest ... and once and for all unpacked. foliole

    droguerie - French Word-A-Day

  • I looked at the little brown foliole* leaves, no bigger than tears, and wondered how to prepare them for the palate?

    droguerie - French Word-A-Day

  • A pretty oval face with softly shadowed oblique eyes -- looking shyly downward -- and a wonderful maiden coiffure, in which the hair is arranged in bands and volutes and ellipses and convolutions and foliole curlings most beautiful and extraordinary.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • le paysan (m) = countryman; la fleur (f) rustique = rustic flower; la foliole (f) =

    droguerie - French Word-A-Day

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