Definition of foliage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfəʊliɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊliɪdʒ//
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the leaves of a tree or plant; leaves and branches together dense green foliage Word Originlate Middle English foilage (in the sense ‘design resembling leaves’): from Old French feuillage, from feuille ‘leaf’, from Latin folium. The change in the first syllable was due to association with Latin folium.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foliage