from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plant leaves, especially tree leaves, considered as a group.
- n. A cluster of leaves.
- n. An ornamental representation of leaves, stems, and flowers, especially in architecture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The leaves of plants.
- n. An architectural ornament representing foliage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Leaves in general; especially, growing leaves, collectively, in their natural form and condition.
- n. A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; particularly, in architecture, the more or less conventionalized representation of leaves, flowers, and branches used to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
- n. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
Like just about everything else in the Centennial State, Colorado has transformed fall foliage from a sedentary activity into active outdoor adventure.
The foliage is exceptional as well, a very dark shade of green that looks almost charcoal from a distance.
They thrive in conditions from dry to shady woodland soil, and their foliage is semi-evergreen, so they hold their place in the garden overwinter.
Its bright yellow foliage is evergreen and a nice pop of color in the winter garden.
In October, the foliage is dulled a little but still lush, and pepped up by the cardinal vine, a feathery companion with tiny star blossoms.
I've used soapy water, ProTek, a citrus extract that repels insects, and diatomaceous earth applied while the foliage is wet.
But a campaign to save the 50ft tree, also known as a Chilean Pine, has been launched by residents, who insist the prickly foliage is not likely to present the same risk of spreading infectious diseases as a discarded syringe.
The idea of killer foliage is a relatively untapped sub-genre and the potential is huge.
Any kind of yellow-green foliage is like a spotlight — it immediately attracts your eye.
Variagated foliage is striking and a great way to add some pizazz to your garden.