Foliage definition

fōlē-ĭj, fōlĭj
The leaves of plants.
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Foliage is defined as plant or tree leaves.

An example of foliage is all of the leaves that are on the trees that change color in the fall.

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An ornamental representation of leaves, stems, and flowers, especially in architecture.
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Leaves, as of a plant or tree; mass of leaves; leafage.
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Plant leaves, especially tree leaves, considered as a group.
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A cluster of leaves.
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(Short for:) Fall foliage.
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A decoration consisting of a representation of leaves, branches, flowers, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
foliage
Plural:
foliages

Origin of foliage

  • Alteration (influenced by Latin folium leaf) of Middle English foilage from Old French foillage from foille leaf foil2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Middle English foilage, from Middle French feuillage. The more recent form is influenced by the Latin etymon folium.

    From Wiktionary