leafage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

leaf +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

leafage ‎(countable and uncountable, plural leafages)

  1. The leaves of plants collectively; foliage.
    Color change in New England is the tourist time, when people come to see the leafage turn brilliant colors.
    • 1932, Rudyard Kipling, They
      She came towards me, half feeling her way between the tree boles, and though a child, it seemed, clung to her skirt, it swerved into the leafage like a rabbit as she drew nearer.