Definition of foliate in English:

foliate

Line breaks: fo¦li|ate

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlɪət
 
, -eɪt/
Decorated with leaves or leaf-like motifs: foliate scrolls
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  • The fluted stiles are embellished with carved foliate scrolls.
  • The lower tier of the fountain had intertwined dolphin supports and was raised on a finely cast foliate stem.
  • Many interpretations of the meaning and origin of the Green Man have been offered since Lady Raglan first applied the term to the human foliate head.

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlɪeɪt
 
/
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1Decorate with leaves or leaf-like motifs.
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  • The Santan Mountains study site is also primarily composed of granodiorite, but the boulders are not as extensive or foliated as in the South Mountains.
  • The courtyard was foliated with multiple kinds of bushes and trees.
2Number the leaves of (a book) rather than the pages.
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  • The book was foliated in pencil below the text in the lower right-hand corner.
  • The newly discovered manuscript had in fact been foliated and the figures are omitted from the plates.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin foliatus 'leaved', from folium 'leaf'.

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