verb (used without object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.
verb (used with object), fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing.
- foliage plant,
- foliate papilla,
- foliated joint,
Origin of foliate
Examples from the Web for foliate
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 front door was massive, and sheeted over with lead embossed in foliate and heraldic patterns.News from the Duchy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Thus the foliate and florate designs are better carved than the animal forms, and both better than the human.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
These floral or foliate designs are one of the most constant features of this class.Oriental Rugs|Walter A. Hawley
High pillars with crocketed and foliate capitals supported the springing of the large irregular arches.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres|Unknown
adjective (ˈfəʊlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
- relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
- in combinationtrifoliate