perfoliate

adjective
per·​fo·​li·​ate | \ ˌpər-ˈfō-lē-ət How to pronounce perfoliate (audio) , ˈpər-\

Definition of perfoliate

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

First Known Use of perfoliate

1670, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perfoliate

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

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