What does foliage mean?

Definitions for foliage
ˈfoʊ li ɪdʒfo·liage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaf, leafage, foliage(noun)

    the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

  2. foliation, foliage(noun)

    (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament

Wiktionary

  1. foliage(Noun)

    The leaves of plants

    Etymology: From feuillage.

  2. foliage(Noun)

    An architectural ornament representing foliage.

    Etymology: From feuillage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foliage(noun)

    leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage

    Etymology: [OF. foillage, fueillage, F. feuillage, fr. OF. foille, fueille, fueil, F. feulle, leaf, L. folium. See 3d Foil, and cf. Foliation, Filemot.]

  2. Foliage(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. foillage, fueillage, F. feuillage, fr. OF. foille, fueille, fueil, F. feulle, leaf, L. folium. See 3d Foil, and cf. Foliation, Filemot.]

  3. Foliage(verb)

    to adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves

    Etymology: [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

  1. Foliage

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. foliage

    A specific element of a plant.

    Florists use a variety of foliage for their bouquets.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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How to say foliage in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foliage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foliage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of foliage in a Sentence

  1. Alon Gorodetsky:

    Soldiers wear uniforms with the familiar green and brown camouflage patterns to blend into foliage during the day, but under low light and at night, they're still vulnerable to infrared detection, you can draw inspiration from natural systems that have been perfected over millions of years, giving us ideas we might never have been able to come up with otherwise.

  2. Kyle Waring of Massachusetts:

    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.

  3. Mark Salazar:

    It was found under foliage and debris. You had to be looking for it to locate it.

  4. Woody Allen, Without Feathers:

    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.

  5. Michael Day:

    All in all, the Northeast is looking great for foliage.

Images & Illustrations of foliage

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