[ noun ] (botany) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
The day will come , in midsummer , when you find your plants becoming `` leggy '' , running to tall-growing foliage at the expense of blossoms .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
Children walking home from school would scuff through what seemed to be his foliage .
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[ noun ] (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
Used in print(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
Square corner - and gate_posts were an open-work pattern of cast-iron foliage ; they were topped by steeples complete in every detail : high_pitched roof , pinnacle , and narrow gable .