foliate

[ adjective foh-lee-it, -eyt; verb foh-lee-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF foliate
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The geometric figures were largely supplanted by foliate forms.

These floral or foliate designs are one of the most constant features of this class.

It is housed in a tall case of dark-red mahogany veneered on oak, with restrained carving featuring ribands and foliate motifs.

This foliate structure is common to the coral and the plumage of birds, and to how large a part of animate and inanimate nature.

Foliate designs cover the grisaille lights of the triforium.

Thus the foliate and florate designs are better carved than the animal forms, and both better than the human.

It springs from a corbelled head, from which foliate four cinquefoiled panels.

High pillars with crocketed and foliate capitals supported the springing of the large irregular arches.

The general effect of the design remained the same, but the foliate ornamentation gave place to angular outlines.

The capitals of the naves triforium are said to mark the culmination of Gothic art in foliate design.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin foliatus "leaved, leafy," from folium (see folio).

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