foliage

Definitions

  • Two girls, their arms full of flowers and foliage
    Two girls, their arms full of flowers and foliage
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foliage (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
    • n foliage the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Foliage decoration Foliage decoration
Featuring floral and foliage design Featuring floral and foliage design
Showing detailed foliage patterns Showing detailed foliage patterns
Showing extensive foliage decoration Showing extensive foliage decoration

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foliage 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.
    • Foliage Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage .
    • v. t Foliage To adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foliage Leaves in general; especially, growing leaves, collectively, in their natural form and condition.
    • n foliage A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; particularly, in architecture, the more or less conventionalized representation of leaves, flowers, and branches used to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foliage fō′lī-āj leaves: a cluster of leaves:
    • n Foliage fō′lī-āj (archit.) a representation of leaves, flowers, and branches used for ornamentation
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. foillage, fueillage, F. feuillage, fr. OF. foille, fueille, fueil, F. feulle, leaf, L. folium,. See 3d Foil, and cf. Foliation Filemot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fueillage—L. folium, a leaf.

Usage

In literature:

Nearly a foot of snow had fallen, and everywhere under its burden the foliage drooped dismally in the perfect morning light.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The foliage is green and luxuriant.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
First, we have the fully formed foliage leaves so characteristic of grasses.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The term leaf should only be applied to the foliage.
"The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling" by Emma Peachey
Again, to-day, we have been enchanted with the brilliancy of the foliage.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
A light breeze sprang up and the foliage rustled under its touch.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
In spring its foliage is a deep purple.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
He saw the thick foliage down the slope, and the equally thick foliage on the other side.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The scream of the jay was heard, and his bright azure wing appeared now and then among the foliage.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Suddenly the girl started upright to her knees, and peered wide-eyed through an opening in the foliage.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
The capitals here are enriched with good foliage of a rather classical type.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
My son and the Indian were sitting thirty feet from the ground, hidden in the foliage of a gigantic tree.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Thunders issue from his mouth; the foliage is burnt up with the blast.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
All this, however, will not enable you to draw a mass of foliage.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
A tree with gray-green drooping foliage, found, with some interruptions, along the Himalayas.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
The foliage of the broad-leaved trees is the delight of many insects.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The sun here and there pierces through the arching foliage, and the greens of the foliage glisten brighter still.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
The narrow track skirts dark depths of matted foliage, with strange bird-calls echoing through the gloom.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings
She shrank back into the dimness of a mass of foliage.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
All this, however, will not enable you to draw a mass of foliage.
"The Elements of Drawing" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

Where beauty bloomed of late around,
On mountain top and vale,
Now wither'd foliage strews the ground,
And tells a piteous tale.
"Autumn" by James McCauley
Before the lark may herald in
Fresh foliage twined with blossoms fair
And summer days again begin
Their glory, haloed crown to wear.
"How Still, How Happy!" by Emily Jane Bronte
The foliage is growing old;
All through the verdure gleams the gold;
The rose is turning into mold;
But golden rod stands ev'rywhere.
"The Golden Rod" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Groves of lemon, groves of citron,
Tall high-foliaged plane and palm,
Bloomy myrtle, light-blue olive,
Wave her back with gusts of balm.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
His blessings fall in plenteous showers
Upon the lap of earth,
That teems with foliage, fruit, and flowers,
And rings with infant mirth.
"The Visible Creation" by James Montgomery
Farewell, ye woods! no more I sit;
Great voices in the distance call:
If this be peace—enough of it.
I go. Fall, unseen foliage, fall!
"In Sutton Woods" by Alfred Austin

In news:

While we may not have the brilliant foliage that exists in the hardwood forests of the New England states, we do have the vibrant reds of vine maples and golden glow of large leaf maples and Oregon ash.
Exterior Artificial Foliage the Rage in High Rise Buildings.
Fall foliage to come later this year.
The foliage awash with color always makes me happy.
Fast Feedback /Talk@10:Fall foliage Midpoint to peak colors.
New Flaming Foliage Relay features what Colorado Relay took out.
Warmer-than-normal weather greeted the fourth Williamsport winner of the annual Flaming Foliage Festival.
Fleeting Fall Foliage in Central New York.
0Fleeting Fall Foliage in Central New York.
Fleeting Fall Foliage in Central New York.
SANDUSKY — Join Firelands 55+ Club on Tuesday, June 8, as a representative from Mayflower Tours presents a free, no obligation information session of the "New England & Cape Cod Autumn Foliage " trip Departing Oct 6.
Check out beautiful fall foliage photos on u local.
Hit the road with fall foliage apps.
New apps can point you in the right direction when hitting the road to see fall foliage .
Results listed for 5K Foliage Race, Fun Run.
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In science:

The tree is an enormously tal l tulip tree, which stood, with some eight or ten oaks, upon the level, and far surpassed them al l, and al l other trees which I had then ever seen, in the beauty of its foliage and form, in the wide spread of its branches, and in the general majesty of its appearance.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
The camera cannot penetrate through the foliage, and the foliage blocks the latent ground ob jects from detection.
Properties of Quick Simulation Random Fields
The forest is random in the sense that the foliage coverage is encoded with a binary representation (i.e., foliage and no foliage), and is correlated in adjacent regions.
Properties of Quick Simulation Random Fields
In that case, the carrying capacity is related to the foliage (food) available in the trees, and the functional response models a switching on of the predation rate by birds at a given threshold population of the prey.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
A later version of PIF97 (Morvan and Dupuy, 2004) was extended to multiple solid phases in order to simulate Mediterranean fuel complexes comprising live and dead components of shrub and grass species, including twigs and foliage.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
If a cubic bridgeless graph G contains a foliage X , then there exist perfect matchings M , M ′ ∈ M(G) such that M △M ′ has at least |X |/3 components.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
The weight of a foliage X containing k twigs is defined as fw (X ) := β1 k + β2 (|X | − k), that is each twig has weight β1 and each non-twig burl has weight β2 .
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Let fw (G) denote the maximum weight of a foliage in a graph G.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
We now describe how we reduce on 2-edge-cuts and 3-edge-cuts, and consider how these operations affect m⋆ (G) and foliages.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Since X does not contain the new vertex of G1 (if |C | = 3), or the new edge (if |C | = 2), each balanced probability distribution on M(G, X ) is also a balanced probability distribution on M(G1 , X ), so X1 ∪ X2 is a foliage in G.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
We wish to restrict our attention to pruned graphs, so we must make sure that the function m⋆ (G) and the maximum size of a foliage does not increase when we contract a triangle.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Then m⋆ (G′ ) ≤ m⋆ (G) and the maximum size of a foliage in G′ is at most the maximum size of a foliage in G.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Since a burl avoiding t in G′ is also a burl in G, it follows from the analysis above that the maximum size of a foliage cannot increase when we contract a triangle.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Then there exists a foliage X in G with SX ∈X X ⊆ Z and fw (X ) ≥ α|Z | + β2 .
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
It follows from the definition of fw (G′ ) that G′ has a foliage containing at least ( α 3 − ǫ)|V (G)|/β1 burls.
Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
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