1 ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital" [syn: foliated]
2 (often used as a combining form) having or resembling a leaf or having a specified kind or number of leaves; "`foliate' is combined with the prefix `tri' to form the word `trifoliate'"
3 (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata [syn: foliated, foliaceous]
1 hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"
2 decorate with leaves
3 coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"
5 grow leaves; "the tree foliated in Spring"
- to form into leaves