compound leaf

noun

Definition of compound leaf

: a leaf in which the blade is divided to the midrib, forming two or more distinct blades or leaflets on a common axis, the leaflets themselves occasionally being compound — compare palmate, pinnate, simple leaf

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“Compound leaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compound%20leaf. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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