fo·li·age (fōlē-ĭj, fōlĭj)
a. Plant leaves, especially tree leaves, considered as a group.
b. A cluster of leaves.
2. An ornamental representation of leaves, stems, and flowers, especially in architecture.
[Alteration (influenced by Latin folium, leaf) of Middle English foilage, from Old French foillage, from foille, leaf; see FOIL2.]
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