Foliage plant
Foliage Fo"li*age, n. [OF. foillage, fueillage, F. feuillage, fr. OF. foille, fueille, fueil, F. feulle, leaf, L. folium. See 3d {Foil}, and cf. {Foliation}, {Filemot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Foliage plant} (Bot.), any plant cultivated for the beauty of its leaves, as many kinds of {Begonia} and {Coleus}. [1913 Webster]


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