foliate

adjective
fo·​li·​ate | \ ˈfō-lē-ət How to pronounce foliate (audio) , -ˌāt\

Definition of foliate

1 : shaped like a leaf a foliate sponge
2 : foliated

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Round box with lid made by Frank J. Marshall Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Hale’s jewelry designs often incorporate foliate motifs in the gold or silver setting. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork’ Review: All That Glitters," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of foliate

circa 1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for foliate

Latin foliatus leafy, from folium leaf — more at blade

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foliate

adjective
fo·​li·​ate | \ ˈfō-lē-ət How to pronounce foliate (audio) , -ˌāt How to pronounce foliate (audio) \

Medical Definition of foliate

: shaped like a leaf

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