foliage


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foliage

1. the green leaves of a plant
2. an ornamental leaflike design

foliage

[′fō·lē·ij]
(botany)
The leaves of a plant.
References in classic literature ?
A stone might pos- sibly penetrate to us once in a while, but it wasn't very likely; we were well protected by boughs and foliage, and were not visible from any good aiming point.
Out of a billowy upheaval of vivid green foliage, a rifle-shot removed, rises the huge ruin of Heidelberg Castle, [2.
From this window were visible the porter's lodge and the carriage- road, and just as I had dissolved so much of the silver-white foliage veiling the panes as left room to look out, I saw the gates thrown open and a carriage roll through.
My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees.
I stopped short, among the thick foliage outside, for the moon was up now, though obscured; and I recognized the man whom I had once supposed to be a delusion of Mr.
Two little rivers, or rather two swamps, emptied out into this pond, as you might call it; and the foliage round that part of the shore had a kind of poisonous brightness.
It was near Rann's bedtime, but he had ranged all over the jungle looking for the Bear and had missed him in the thick foliage.
Trees of elegant shape and varied foliage were distributed about.
He stretched his lithe young muscles, the moonlight filtering through the foliage from above dappling his brown skin with little patches of light.
Pepper plants replaced the prickly hedges of European fields; sago-bushes, large ferns with gorgeous branches, varied the aspect of this tropical clime; while nutmeg-trees in full foliage filled the air with a penetrating perfume.
Here was the same beautiful scene, the same abundant foliage, the same splendid palaces and magnificent ruins, the same silver river running between its fertile banks.
All the proud foliage Of the crested forests is shorn, and shrivels down Beneath the blade of ice.