WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
fo•li•age /ˈfoʊliɪdʒ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Botanyleaves, as of a tree or plant:beautiful autumn foliage in upstate New York.
See -foli-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fo•li•age  (fōlē ij),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Botanythe leaves of a plant, collectively;
  2. Botanyleaves in general.
  3. the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches in painting, architectural ornament, etc.
foli•aged, adj. 
  • Middle French fueillage, foillage, derivative of feuille leaf; influenced by Latin folium folium. See foil2, -age
  • late Middle English foilage 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

foliage /ˈfəʊlɪɪdʒ/ n
  1. the green leaves of a plant
  2. sprays of leaves used for decoration
  3. an ornamental leaflike design
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French fuellage, from fuelle leaf; influenced in form by Latin folium

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