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a. Plant leaves, especially tree leaves, considered as a group.
b. A cluster of leaves.
2. An ornamental representation of leaves, stems, and flowers, especially in architecture.
[Alteration (influenced by Latin folium, leaf) of Middle English foilage, from Old French foillage, from foille, leaf; see foil2.]
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1. (Botany) the green leaves of a plant
2. sprays of leaves used for decoration
3. (Art Terms) an ornamental leaflike design
[C15: from Old French fuellage, from fuelle leaf; influenced in form by Latin folium]
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fo•li•age(ˈfoʊ li ɪdʒ)
1. the leaves of a plant, collectively; leafage.
2. leaves in general.
3. the ornamental representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, as in architecture.
[1400–50; late Middle English foilage < Middle French fueillage, foillage, derivative of feuille leaf. See foil2, -age]
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|Noun||1.||foliage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants|
venation - (botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf
cataphyll - a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
floral leaf - a modified leaf that is part of a flower
dandelion green - the foliage of the dandelion plant
pitcher - (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
parenchyma - the primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature; constitutes the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems
blade, leaf blade - especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
amplexicaul leaf - a leaf with its base clasping the stem
leaflet - part of a compound leaf
frond - compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
pad - the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
fig leaf - a leaf from a fig tree
simple leaf - a leaf that is not divided into parts
compound leaf - a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk
entire leaf - a leaf having a smooth margin without notches or indentations
crenate leaf - a leaf having a scalloped margin
serrate leaf - a leaf having a margin notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
dentate leaf - a leaf having a toothed margin
emarginate leaf - a leaf having a notch at the apex
erose leaf - a leaf having a jagged margin as though gnawed
runcinate leaf - a leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base; as a dandelion leaf
lobed leaf - a leaf having deeply indented margins
lobe - (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
parallel-veined leaf - a leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem
parted leaf - a leaf having margins incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes
prickly-edged leaf - a leaf having prickly margins
rosette - a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)
|2.||foliage - (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament|
architectural ornament - (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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foliage[ˈfəʊlɪɪdʒ] n → fogliame m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
leaves. This plant has dark foliage. blare; blaredrag أوراق الشَّجَر шума folhagem listy das Laub løv; blade φύλλωμαfollaje lehestik شاخ و برگ lehdistö feuillageעלווה पत्तियां lišće, krošnja lomb(ozat) daun lauf fogliame 葉 (초목 하나의) 전체 잎 lapija lapotne dedaun gebladertebladverk, løvlistowie دونى يا ښاخ (څانګى) پاڼى folhagem frunze; frunziş листва listy, lístie listje lišće löv, lövverk, bladverk ใบไม้ yapraklar 葉子 листя پتوں کا جھرمٹ tán, cành lá 叶子
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