Definition of foliage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlɪɪdʒ/


[mass noun]
Plant leaves collectively: healthy green foliage
More example sentences
  • Spent flower stems can be removed as well as dead leaves but leave healthy foliage to die back naturally.
  • The intermediate states were characterized by nodes associated with foliage leaves.
  • Virginiles already have adult foliage and a taproot, but lack generative organs.
leaves, leafage, greenery, vegetation
rare herbage, verdure


Late Middle English foilage (in the sense 'design resembling leaves'): from Old French feuillage, from feuille 'leaf', from Latin folium. The change in the first syllable was due to association with Latin folium.

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