from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A photosynthetic branch or portion of a stem that resembles and functions as a leaf, as in the asparagus. Also called cladode.
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- n. A phyllode
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A special branch, resembling a leaf, as in the apparent foliage of the broom (Ruscus) and of the common cultivated smilax (Myrsiphillum).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
Greek klados, twig + -phyll.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)