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perfoliate

adjective per·fo·li·ate \ˌpər-ˈfō-lē-ət, ˈpər-\

Definition of PERFOLIATE

:  having the basal part naturally united around the stem <a perfoliate leaf of a honeysuckle>

Origin of PERFOLIATE

New Latin perfoliata, an herb having leaves pierced by the stem, from Latin per through + foliata, feminine of foliatus foliate
First Known Use: 1687

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