Definition of foliage leaf in English:

foliage leaf

noun

Botany
  • A normal leaf, as opposed to petals and other modified leaves.

    • ‘Rhizome bracts and culm sheaths are protective and supportive, while foliage leaf blades are responsible for photosynthesis.’
    • ‘The plants of the second class had in addition one fully developed foliage leaf.’
    • ‘In the case of the foliage leaf, this scale or undeveloped phyllomes has inherited a specialized ‘dab of meristem’.’
    • ‘The long fimbriae of the foliage leaf sheaths also help to distinguish this species from others in southeastern Brazil.’
    • ‘My suggestion is that every child of foliage leaf remains independent of its compound/simple phenotype.’