Definition of perfoliate
: having the basal part naturally united around the stem a perfoliate leaf of a honeysuckle
Origin and Etymology 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: 1670See Words from the same year
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