Definition of leafage in US English:

leafage

noun

  • See leaf

    • ‘The inn-keeper in the Milan version is vexed and disconcerted with the frugality of the meal of leafage and bread, which has been contemptuously served on a tin plate.’
    • ‘Diseased leaves should be removed and burned, if they are not too numerous, but do not cut down the leafage too much as these spots do not permanently injure the plant unless they take complete possession of it.’
    • ‘The lotus blossom and leafage carving on the splat and stay-rail are of a distinctively high quality.’
    • ‘Here and there, a sweet chestnut still in full summer leafage dotted the grassland, and a couple of miles away, a stand of willow marked the line of Possum Creek where it twisted and turned, dipping at last into light woodland.’
    • ‘Among them are the carved rosette and floral vines emanating from the crest along the upper stiles, the five curved slats with leafage and fish-scale carving, and the pendant rosettes on the front legs.’

Pronunciation

leafage

/ˈlifɪdʒ//ˈlēfij/