adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + Late Latin foliolum leaflet, diminutive of Latin folium leaf Date: circa 1828 having three leaflets <
a trifoliolate leaf
— see leaf illustration

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  • Trifoliolate — Tri*fo li*o*late, a. [Pref. tri + foliolate.] (Bot.) Having three leaflets. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trifoliolate — [trī fō′lē ə lāt΄] adj. [< TRI + ModL foliolum, dim. of L folium, a leaf (see FOIL2) + ATE1] divided into three leaflets, as the leaf of a clover …   English World dictionary

  • trifoliolate — /truy foh lee euh layt /, adj. Bot. 1. having three leaflets, as a compound leaf. 2. having leaves with three leaflets, as a plant. [1820 30; TRI + FOLIOLATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • trifoliolate — tri·foliolate …   English syllables

  • trifoliolate — tri•fo•li•o•late [[t]traɪˈfoʊ li əˌleɪt[/t]] adj. bot (of a compound leaf) having three leaflets • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • trifoliolate — /traɪˈfoʊliəleɪt/ (say truy fohleeuhlayt) adjective 1. having three leaflets, as a compound leaf. 2. having leaves with three leaflets, as a plant. {tri + foliolate} …  

  • trifoliolate — adjective (of a leaf shape) having three leaflets • Syn: ↑trifoliate, ↑trifoliated • Similar to: ↑compound …   Useful english dictionary

  • trifoliolate leaf — noun having three leaflets • Hypernyms: ↑compound leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fabales — ▪ plant order Introduction  order of dicotyledonous flowering plants in the Rosid I group among the core eudicots. The order comprises 4 families ( Fabaceae, Polygalaceae, Quillajaceae, and Surianaceae), 754 genera, and more than 20,000 species.… …   Universalium

  • trefoil — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin trifolium, from tri + folium leaf more at blade Date: 15th century 1. a. clover 1; broadly any of several leguminous herbs (as bird s foot trefoil) with leaves that have or appear to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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