foliage has definitions from the fields of architecture,botany
[ noun ] (botany) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants


leaf leafage

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 .

[ 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 .