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foliage

[foh-lee-ij] /ˈfoʊ li ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the leaves of a plant, collectively; leafage.
2.
leaves in general.
3.
the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches in painting, architectural ornament, etc.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English foilage < Middle French fueillage, foillage, derivative of feuille leaf; influenced by Latin folium folium. See foil2, -age
Related forms
foliaged, adjective
unfoliaged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foliaged

foliage

/ˈfəʊlɪɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the green leaves of a plant
2.
sprays of leaves used for decoration
3.
an ornamental leaflike design
Derived Forms
foliaged, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French fuellage, from fuelle leaf; influenced in form by Latin folium
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Word Origin and History for foliaged

foliage

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French feuillage, from Old French feuille "leaf" (see foil (n.)). The form has altered by influence of Latin folium.

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