- the leaves of a plant, collectively; leafage.
- leaves in general.
- the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches in painting, architectural ornament, etc.
Origin of foliage
Examples from the Web for foliage
Bonnett remembers that as a kid in London, he and his brother would construct little hideouts under the foliage.Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places
July 8, 2014
A silverback is munching contently and endlessly on foliage.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
April 28, 2014
Why should certain chords in music make me think of the brown and golden tints of autumn foliage?Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
The route is dense with foliage, all splashed in vivid hues of burgundy, gold, and amber.Ken Cuccinelli Wants You to Know that the Polls Don't Matter
November 2, 2013
Of course, the central conundrum of this painting is the massive area given over to the foliage at its center.News of a Verdant Virgin
February 1, 2013
Never is the city so lovely as in this month of May, when all the trees are in the fullness of their foliage.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
No breath of air stirred the foliage or the bending rushes in the swale.In the Valley
Autumn had begun to tinge the foliage on the banks of Winandermere.Night and Morning, Complete
The land was seamed and scarred, the colors of the foliage somber.
The foliage is beautiful, showing a sheen like changeable silk.The Mayflower, January, 1905
- the green leaves of a plant
- sprays of leaves used for decoration
- an ornamental leaflike design
Word Origin and History for foliage
mid-15c., from Middle French feuillage, from Old French feuille "leaf" (see foil (n.)). The form has altered by influence of Latin folium.