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 for foliage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foliage \Fo"li*age\, n. [OF. foillage, fueillage, F. feuillage,
     fr. OF. foille, fueille, fueil, F. feulle, leaf, L. folium.
     See 3d Foil, and cf. Foliation, Filemot.]
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     1. Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature;
        leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage.
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     2. A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; especially,
        the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, in
        architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals,
        friezes, pediments, etc.
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     Foliage plant (Bot.), any plant cultivated for the beauty
        of its leaves, as many kinds of Begonia and Coleus.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foliage \Fo"li*age\, v. t.
     To adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form
     into the representation of leaves. [R.] --Drummond.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foliage
      n 1: the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in
           higher plants [syn: leaf, leafage, foliage]
      2: (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament [syn:
         foliation, foliage]

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