Definition for DE-FO-LI-A'TION

DE-FO-LI-A'TION, n. [L. de and foliatio, foliage, from folium, a leaf, or folior. See Folio.]

Literally, the fall of the leaf or shedding of leaves; but technically, the time or season of shedding leaves in autumn; applied to trees and shrubs. – Linnæus.

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