1. foliated

adjective. (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata.


  • bedded
  • foliate
  • foliaceous


  • nonhierarchical
  • bedless
  • leafless

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2. foliated

adjective. ornamented with foliage or foils.

Example sentences of the word foliated

1. Verb, past participle
This densely foliated evergreen produces deep dark green needles that often are so dark they appear black.

2. Adjective
Unlike a foliated rock, there will be no layers and they will not flake apart into thin layers when broken.