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foliate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foliate  \Fo"li*ate\,  a.  [L.  foliatus  leaved,  leafy,  fr  folium 
  leaf.  See  {Foliage}.]  (Bot.) 
  Furnished  with  leaves;  leafy;  as  a  foliate  stalk. 
 
  {Foliate  curve}.  (Geom.)  Same  as  {Folium}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  spread  over  with  a  thin  coat  of  tin  and  quicksilver; 
  as  to  foliate  a  looking-glass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foliate 
  adj  1:  (architecture)  ornamented  with  foliage  or  foils;  "foliate 
  tracery";  "a  foliated  capital"  [syn:  {foliated}] 
  2:  (botany;  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}] 
  v  1:  hammer  into  thin  flat  foils;  of  metal 
  2:  decorate  with  leaves 
  3:  coat  or  back  with  metal  foil;  of  surfaces  such  as  glass 
  4:  number  the  pages  of  a  book  or  manuscript  [syn:  {paginate}] 
  5:  grow  leaves,  as  of  plants 




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