hammer into thin flat foils; of metal
decorate with leaves
coat or back with metal foil; of surfaces such as glass
number the pages of a book or manuscript
grow leaves, as of plants
(architecture) ornamented with foliage or foils
- "a foliated capital"
- "foliate tracery"
(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'"
(especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata