[ foh-lee-ey-tid ]
/ ˈfoʊ liˌeɪ tɪd /


shaped like a leaf or leaves: foliated ornaments.
Also foliate. Petrology, Mineralogy. consisting of thin and separable laminae.
Architecture. foliate(def 3).

Origin of foliated

First recorded in 1640–50; foliate + -ed2
Related formsun·fo·li·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unfoliated

  • 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


/ (ˈfəʊlɪˌeɪtɪd) /


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