What does foliage mean?

Definitions for foliage
ˈfoʊ li ɪdʒfo·liage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaf, leafage, foliagenoun

    the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

  2. foliation, foliagenoun

    (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament

Wiktionary

  1. foliagenoun

    The leaves of plants

    Etymology: From feuillage.

  2. foliagenoun

    An architectural ornament representing foliage.

    Etymology: From feuillage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foliagenoun

    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. Foliagenoun

    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. Foliageverb

    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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  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. William Keeton:

    Good tree growth last year allowed the trees to store up energy reserves and nutrients over the winter, resulting in robust leaf development this spring and summer, but this works the other way too... a bad drought one year can lead to poorer foliage the next.

  2. Mark Salazar:

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

  3. Jim Salge:

    Really, there’s great foliage everywhere, as well as fine country stores and great New England farms, that’s why people come here ; there’s something for everybody and it’s really easy to do.

  4. William Keeton:

    A mild to moderate drought may actually enhance fall foliage to some degree, so long as it didn't lead to a lot of' browning' or early leaf drop, then again, drought one year may mean less robust leaf production the next.

  5. Michael Snyder:

    Predicting fall’s color changes is part science and part luck, we know the science of color change and the factors that influence it, but we don’t know exactly how it will unfold in any given year. The good news is, our foliage is like a day on the slopes — when it’s good, it’s great. And even when it’s a bit off, it’s still really good.

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