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trifoliate

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adjective tri·fo·li·ate \(ˌ)trī-ˈfō-lē-ət\

Definition of trifoliate

  1. 1 :  having three leaves <a trifoliate plant>

  2. 2 :  trifoliolate



Origin of trifoliate

tri- + Latin folium leaf — more at blade


First Known Use: circa 1753


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