Origin of foliate
OTHER WORDS FROM foliatesub·fo·li·ate, adjective
Words nearby foliate
How to use foliate in a sentence
High pillars with crocketed and foliate capitals supported the springing of the large irregular arches.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres|Unknown
The general effect of the design remained the same, but the foliate ornamentation gave place to angular outlines.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes
The capitals of the naves triforium are said to mark the culmination of Gothic art in foliate design.
The south portal (c. 1260), sculptured with elaborate foliate ornament, has images of unequal merit.
The triforium was begun elaborately, with much foliate decoration, but economy soon forced the architect to adopt a simpler plan.
British Dictionary definitions for foliate
- relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
- in combinationtrifoliate