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1. Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage.

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.

(Science: botany) foliage plant, any plant cultivated for the beauty of its leaves, as many kinds of begonia and Coleus.

Origin: OF. Foillage, fueillage, f. Feuillage, fr. OF. Foille, fueille, fueil, f. Feulle, leaf, L. Folium. See foil, and cf. Foliation, Filemot. The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.

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Think about communication when you are a small animal in a lot of foliage...

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The Bio History of a Fragipan Soil

... have made possible their formation. Grass has within its leaves silica particles called phytoliths. The theory goes that successive years of grass foliage lays down successive layers of this silica which is deposited on the soil surface and is dissolved by the water and acidity associated with ...

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