pulvinus

noun
pul·vi·nus | \ˌpəl-ˈvī-nəs, -ˈvē- \
plural pulvini\ˌpəl-ˈvī-ˌnī, -ˈvē-(ˌ)nē \

Definition of pulvinus 

: a swelling at the base of a petiole or petiolule

First Known Use of pulvinus

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pulvinus

New Latin, from Latin, cushion

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