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

Nearby words

  1. foliage,
  2. foliage plant,
  3. foliar,
  4. foliate,
  5. foliate papilla,
  6. foliated joint,
  7. foliation,
  8. foliature,
  9. folic,
  10. folic acid

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



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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