perfoliate

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

Definition of perfoliate

  1. :  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: 1670


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