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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Foliate \Fo"li*ate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Foliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foliating}.]

1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. --Bacon.

2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Foliate \Fo"li*ate\, adjective [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium leaf. See {Foliage}.] (Bot.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.

{Foliate curve}. (Geom.) Same as {Folium}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

foliate

adjective

1: ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital" [syn: {foliate}, {foliated}]

2: (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: (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata [syn: {foliate}, {foliated}, {foliaceous}]

verb

1: hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"

2: decorate with leaves

3: coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"

4: number the pages of a book or manuscript [syn: {foliate}, {paginate}, {page}]

5: grow leaves; "the tree foliated in Spring"


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