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leaf·age

 (lē′fĭj)
n.
Foliage.

leafage

(ˈliːfɪdʒ)
n
(Botany) a less common word for foliage

fo•li•age

(ˈfoʊ li ɪdʒ)

n.
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]
fo′li•aged, adj.

Leafage

 leaves collectively, 1599.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plantsleafage - 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
sporophyl, sporophyll - leaf in ferns and mosses that bears the sporangia
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
greenery, verdure - green foliage
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)
scale leaf, scale - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
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)
leaf form, leaf shape - any of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume
References in classic literature ?
Nightingales trilled near by and the fresh leafage rustled, moved by a passing breeze.
But he waited inside his screen of leafage, his eyes fixed on the screen on the opposite side.
Giuseppe's dark face between flashing earrings, a twisted rag of red and yellow silk round his throat, turned from the reaching yearning monkey to the pink and white biscuits spiked on the bronzed leafage.
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.
Nothing lies between them but the torrent, roaring over its waterfalls between two lofty walls of granite that rise above it, their sides covered with the leafage of tall beeches and dark fir trees to the height of a hundred feet.
One the blue background of the high coast they seem to float on silvery patches of calm water, arid and gray, or dark green and rounded like clumps of evergreen bushes, with the larger ones, a mile or two long, showing the outlines of ridges, ribs of gray rock under the dark mantle of matted leafage.
One's delight in an elderberry bush overhanging the confused leafage of a hedgerow bank, as a more gladdening sight than the finest cistus or fuchsia spreading itself on the softest undulating turf, is an entirely unjustifiable preference to a nursery-gardener, or to any of those regulated minds who are free from the weakness of any attachment that does not rest on a demonstrable superiority of qualities.
amp;nbsp;It has a&nbsp;special move called Leafage actually involves striking the opponent using leaves.
The bodice, cross-laced from neck to waist with pink ribbons and green to match, concealed her breast like leafage embowering a bud; and the full white sleeves of her shirt, bloused at the wrist and laced up with a ribbon, shone bright upon her shoulders like the tensed wings of a butterfly about to rise in the air.
You always experience it when you see the surface of your sweater, of your skin, of the table in the front of you, of the lawn behind the window, when you see the leafage of a tree, sand at the beach etc.