Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, doubly ternate, as when each of the partial petioles of a ternate leaf bears three leaflets.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Doubly ternate, as when a petiole has three ternate leaflets.
- bi- + ternate (Wiktionary)
“Page 214 from two to three feet high; they are generally thick and of a purplish color, branched towards the top -- leaves are biternate, (which means having three,) consisting of nine foliobs or small leaves.”
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