leaf, leafage, foliage(noun)
the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
The leaves of plants
An architectural ornament representing foliage.
Origin: From feuillage.
leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage
a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; especially, the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, in architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc
to adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves
Origin: [OF. foillage, fueillage, F. feuillage, fr. OF. foille, fueille, fueil, F. feulle, leaf, L. folium. See 3d Foil, and cf. Foliation, Filemot.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fō′lī-āj, n. leaves: a cluster of leaves: (archit.) a representation of leaves, flowers, and branches used for ornamentation.—adjs. Fō′liaged, worked like foliage; Fō′liar, pertaining to leaves: resembling leaves.—v.t. Fō′liāte (orig.), to beat into a leaf: to cover with leaf-metal.—adj. Fō′liāted, beaten into a thin leaf: decorated with leaf ornaments: (mus.) having notes added above or below, as in a plain-song melody.—ns. Fō′liātion, the leafing, esp. of plants: the act of beating a metal into a thin plate, or of spreading foil over a piece of glass to form a mirror: (geol.) the alternating and more or less parallel layers or folia of different mineralogical nature, of which the crystalline schists are composed: (archit.) decoration with cusps, lobes, or foliated tracery; Fō′liature, foliation. [O. Fr. fueillage—L. folium, a leaf.]
The numerical value of foliage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of foliage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Money is the root of all evil, but the foliage is fascinating.
It was found under foliage and debris. You had to be looking for it to locate it.
No trees, no foliage, no iron structures standing on the western part of Tanna, trees blocked the roads.... People are in great need of water.
At this rate, it’s going to be July until the snow melts, but I’ve thought about taking this idea and running with it for other seasonal items. Maybe I’ll ship somefall foliage.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOE
Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.
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Translations for foliage
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- листак, шумаBulgarian
- Blätter, LaubGerman
- φύλλωμα, φυλλωσιάGreek
- lehvistö, lehdetFinnish
- лисја, лисјеMacedonian
- løvverk, bladverkNorwegian
- листва, листRussian
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