"foliate" in the verb sense
hammer into thin flat foils
decorate with leaves
coat or back with metal foil
4. foliate, paginate, page
number the pages of a book or manuscript
"the tree foliated in Spring"
"foliate" in the adjective sense
1. foliate, foliated
ornamented with foliage or foils
"a foliated capital"
often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves
"`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'"
3. foliate, foliated, foliaceous
especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
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