foliate

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

foliate (comparative more foliate, superlative most foliate)

  1. of or relating to leaves
  2. shaped like a leaf
  3. (geology) foliated

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

foliate (third-person singular simple present foliates, present participle foliating, simple past and past participle foliated)

  1. To form into leaves.
  2. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  3. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver.
    to foliate a looking-glass

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

foliāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of foliātus