foliate

[ adjective foh-lee-it, -eyt; verb foh-lee-eyt ]
/ adjective ˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈfoʊ liˌeɪt /

adjective

verb (used without object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.

to put forth leaves.
to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae.

verb (used with object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.

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Origin of foliate

First recorded in 1620–30, foliate is from the Latin word foliātus leafy. See folium, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM foliate

sub·fo·li·ate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foliate

foliate

adjective (ˈfəʊlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)

  1. relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
  2. in combinationtrifoliate
(of certain metamorphic rocks, esp schists) having the constituent minerals arranged in thin leaflike layers

verb (ˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt)

Word Origin for foliate

C17: from Latin foliātus leaved, leafy
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