HyperDic: foliage

English > 2 senses of the word foliage:
NOUNplantfoliage, leaf, leafagethe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
artifactfoliage, foliation(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
foliage > pronunciation
Soundsfow'lihjh; fow'liyihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > foliage: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.
Synonymsleaf, leafage
Partsleaf shape, leaf formAny of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume
lobe(botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
venation(botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf
Narroweramplexicaul leafA leaf with its base clasping the stem
betel leaf, betelA leaf of a vine from the betel pepper
blade, leaf bladeespecially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
cataphyllA reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
compound leafA leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk
crenate leafA leaf having a scalloped margin
dandelion greenThe foliage of the dandelion plant
dentate leafA leaf having a toothed margin
emarginate leafA leaf having a notch at the apex
entire leafA leaf having a smooth margin without notches or indentations
erose leafA leaf having a jagged margin as though gnawed
fig leafA leaf from a fig tree
floral leafA modified leaf that is part of a flower
frondcompound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
greenery, verduregreen foliage
leafletPart of a compound leaf
lobed leafA leaf having deeply indented margins
padThe large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
parallel-veined leafA leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem
parted leafA leaf having margins incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes
pitcher(botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
prickly-edged leafA leaf having prickly margins
rosetteA cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)
runcinate leafA leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base
scale, scale leafA specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
serrate leafA leaf having a margin notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
simple leafA leaf that is not divided into parts
sporophyll, sporophylleaf in ferns and mosses that bears the sporangia
Broaderplant organA functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
SubstancesparenchymaThe primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature
Spanishfollaje, hoja
Catalanfullam, fulla, fullatge
Adjectivesfoliate, foliatedornamented with foliage or foils
Verbsfoliategrow leaves
English > foliage: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament.
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Broaderarchitectural ornament(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
Spanishfoliación, follaje
Verbsfoliatedecorate with leaves

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