trifoliate

adjective
tri·​fo·​li·​ate | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈfō-lē-ət How to pronounce trifoliate (audio) \

Definition of trifoliate

1 : having three leaves a trifoliate plant

First Known Use of trifoliate

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trifoliate

tri- + Latin folium leaf — more at blade

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“Trifoliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifoliate. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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