Definitions

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  • adj. Having many leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having many leaves.

Etymologies

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multi- +‎ foliate

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