foliage

[ foh-lee-ij ]
/ ˈfoʊ li ɪdʒ /

noun

the leaves of a plant, collectively; leafage.
leaves in general.
the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches in painting, architectural ornament, etc.

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Origin of foliage

1400–50; late Middle English foilage < Middle French fueillage, foillage, derivative of feuille leaf; influenced by Latin folium folium. See foil2, -age

OTHER WORDS FROM foliage

fo·li·aged, adjectiveun·fo·li·aged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foliage

foliage
/ (ˈfəʊlɪɪdʒ) /

noun

the green leaves of a plant
sprays of leaves used for decoration
an ornamental leaflike design

Derived forms of foliage

foliaged, adjective

Word Origin for foliage

C15: from Old French fuellage, from fuelle leaf; influenced in form by Latin folium
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