foliage foliage  /ˈfoʊ lɪdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
  2. (n) (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The couple come often to this venue known for its faux thatched roof, green foliage and towering statue of a giraffe.
  2. He ghosts through the foliage, hardly stirring a leaf.
  3. Twenty feet inside, two powerful Siberian tigresses sprang from thick foliage and pounced on her.

News

  1. Plant picks

    Cranesbill produces lots of purple flowers in a long growing season. WHAT: Geranium wlassovianum, also known as cranesbill, is a hardy geranium noted for its good foliage throughout the growing season.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Native beauty in the garden

    Local authors explode myths about landscaping with region’s natural foliage
    on June 14, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  3. WYANDOTTE: Willow Tree returns to canopy look with silk foliage renovation

    WYANDOTTE — The Willow Tree storefront was renovated Wednesday to add silk foliage to the building, which has been bare for some time.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

Quotes

  1. "That's real jungle land back there," Beth Chapman said. "The foliage was 10, 12 feet high with paths that lead everywhere into moats with people walking around with machetes. If you're the criminal element, those are the best places to hide...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Beth Smith Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser (blog)

  2. "Climate change could produce a shorter ski season, allow incursion of warmer climate tree species, which would replace the current mix of hardwoods that produce our spectacular fall foliage and result in a dramatic change in the quality and...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Jim Douglas Source: DetNews.com

  3. "The new era we open today demonstrates the value of investing in our state park system," Governor Rell said. "This park, with its spectacular water falls, dazzling fall foliage and scenic vistas from the top is a must-see in anyone's outdoor...
    on Jul 7, 2006 By: Jodi Rell Source: Voices

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