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

Examples of foliate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On one tall, tapered rectangular vase, Pignolet alternates foliate ornamentation with extracts from the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Don’t tell Elyse Pignolet to ‘calm down.’ How one artist answers sexism with a roar," 23 Oct. 2019 These beetles can cause a grade deal of damage to linden and crabapple trees, fruit-bearing trees and grapevines, along with other foliate flora. USA TODAY, "Leaping frogs, spiny lobsters, hostile roosters: News from around our 50 states," 26 July 2019 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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The first known use of foliate was circa 1658

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“Foliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliate. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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