trifoliolate

adjective
tri·​fo·​li·​o·​late | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈfō-lē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce trifoliolate (audio) \

Definition of trifoliolate

: having three leaflets a trifoliolate leaf — see leaf illustration

First Known Use of trifoliolate

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trifoliolate

International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + Late Latin foliolum leaflet, diminutive of Latin folium leaf

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“Trifoliolate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifoliolate. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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