1.Definition: (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
2.Definition: (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.Definition: ornamented with foliage or foils
"Foliate tracery", "A foliated capital"