from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Rolled or coiled together in overlapping whorls, as certain leaves, petals, or shells.
- transitive v. To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold in overlapping whorls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make unnecessarily complex.
- v. To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.
- adj. coiled such that one edge is inside, and one outside the coil, giving a spiral effect in cross section. (A special case of imbricate)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rolled or wound together, one part upon another; -- said of the leaves of plants in æstivation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rolled together, or one part over another.
- n. That which is convoluted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
- v. curl, wind, or twist together
- adj. rolled longitudinally upon itself
Latin convolūtus, past participle of convolvere, to convolve; see convolve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin convolūtum, past participle of convolvere ("to roll together"). (Wiktionary)