trifoliolate

adjective

tri·​fo·​li·​o·​late (ˌ)trī-ˈfō-lē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce trifoliolate (audio)
: having three leaflets
a trifoliolate leaf
see leaf illustration

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trifoliolate was circa 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Trifoliolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifoliolate. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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