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 for foliate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foliate \Fo"li*ate\, a. [L. foliatus leaved, leafy, fr. folium
     leaf. See Foliage.] (Bot.)
     Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.
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     Foliate curve. (Geom.) Same as Folium.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver;
        as, to foliate a looking-glass.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foliate
      adj 1: ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a
             foliated capital" [syn: foliate, 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: foliate, foliated, foliaceous]
      v 1: hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"
      2: decorate with leaves
      3: coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"
      4: number the pages of a book or manuscript [syn: foliate,
         paginate, page]
      5: grow leaves; "the tree foliated in Spring"

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