Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Foliage.

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  • n. The leaves of plants collectively; foliage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Leaves, collectively; foliage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Leaves collectively; foliage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

Etymologies

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leaf +‎ -age

Examples

  • Upright, and confused in the leafage, which is sharp-pointed and close set, much hiding the blossom, but of extreme elegance, fit for a sacred foreground; as any gentle student will feel, who copies this outline from the Flora Danica,

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • "Very well; and 'leafage' is good for hide-and-seek; especially when there is no rogue in ambush.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • The rotten bark gave way under his feet, and with a despairing yelp he pitched down the rounded crescent, smashed through the leafage and stalks of a small bush, and in the heart of the bush, on the ground, fetched up in the midst of seven ptarmigan chicks.

    The Wall of the World

  • Let me understand one of your conclusions, root and all, and all in all, and such is the gracious plan of oneness in the branching and leafage and uptowering, that I must know and name the tree.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • But he waited inside his screen of leafage, his eyes fixed on the screen on the opposite side.

    War

  • It was like finding a purse that had spilled its contents among the leafage, a pink lining studded with turquoise seed.

    Summer podding

  • I looked over at a bit of mobile green leafage that I could see through the long thin window.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • By Him who made mankind and every branch with leafage dight,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Like tree stripped bare of leafage left to linger and to die.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Caliph Harun al-Rashid loved the Lady Zubaydah with exceeding love and laid out for her a pleasaunce, wherein he made a great tank and set thereabouts a screen of trees and led thither water from all sides; hence the trees grew and interlaced over the basin so densely, that one could go in and wash, without being seen of any, for the thickness of the leafage.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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