Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Foliage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Leaves collectively; foliage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Leaves, collectively; foliage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The leaves of plants collectively; foliage.

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

  • noun 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

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

    The Egoist

  • 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

  • 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

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