foliate

foliate
flat, leaf-like and lobed or subdivided

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  • Foliate — Fo li*ate, a. [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium leaf. See {Foliage}.] (Bot.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk. [1913 Webster] {Foliate curve}. (Geom.) Same as {Folium}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foliate — Fo li*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foliating}.] 1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking glass. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -foliate — suff. Having a specified kind or number of leaves: trifoliate.   [From foliate.] * * * …   Universalium

  • foliate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ decorated with leaves or a leaf like pattern. ► VERB 1) decorate with leaves or a leaf like pattern. 2) (foliated) chiefly Geology consisting of thin sheets of laminae …   English terms dictionary

  • foliate — [fō′lē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, fō′lēit] vt. foliated, foliating [< L foliatus, leafy < folium, a leaf < IE base * bhel , * bhlō , to swell, blossom > BLADE, BLOOM1] 1. a) to divide into thin layers …   English World dictionary

  • foliate — adj. /foh lee it, ayt /; v. /foh lee ayt /, adj., v., foliated, foliating. adj. 1. covered with or having leaves. 2. like a leaf, as in shape. 3. Also, foliated. Archit. a. ornamented with or composed of foils: foliate tracery. b. ornamented with …   Universalium

  • foliate — {{11}}foliate (adj.) 1620s, from L. foliatus leaved, leafy, from folium (see FOLIO (Cf. folio)). {{12}}foliate (v.) 1660s, to apply silver leaf, from L. foliatus leaved, leafy, from folium (see FOLIO (Cf. folio)). Meaning to put forth leaves is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • foliate — adjective Etymology: Latin foliatus leafy, from folium leaf more at blade Date: circa 1658 1. shaped like a leaf < a foliate sponge > 2. foliated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foliate —   a. like or having leaves;, v.i. & t. divide into laminae; beat into thin plate; cover with thin coating.    ♦ foliation, n. formation of leaves; state of being foliate; act of foliating; consecutive numbering of leaves of book; leaf like… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Foliate curve — Foliate Fo li*ate, a. [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium leaf. See {Foliage}.] (Bot.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk. [1913 Webster] {Foliate curve}. (Geom.) Same as {Folium}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foliate papilla — n any of the paired oval papillae of the lateral aspect of the posterior part of the tongue that are rudimentary or missing in humans but form the chief organs of taste of some other mammals (as rabbits) …   Medical dictionary

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