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foliated

[foh-lee-ey-tid]
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adjective
  1. shaped like a leaf or leaves: foliated ornaments.
  2. Also foliate. Petrology, Mineralogy. consisting of thin and separable laminae.
  3. Architecture. foliate(def 3).
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Origin of foliated

First recorded in 1640–50; foliate + -ed2
Related formsun·fo·li·at·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • All gradations may be found between it and unfoliated quartzite on the one hand and mica schist on the other.

    The Elements of Geology

    William Harmon Norton


British Dictionary definitions for unfoliated

foliated

adjective
  1. architect ornamented with or made up of foliage or foils
  2. (of rocks and minerals, esp schists) composed of thin easily separable layers
  3. (esp of parts of animals or plants) resembling a leaf
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