Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to leaflets of a plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to leaflets; -- used in composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, of or pertaining to, or consisting of, leaflets: used in composition: as, bifoliolate, having two leaflets; trifoliolate, having three leaflets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (often used as a combining form) having leaflets (compound leaves) or a specified kind or number of leaflets

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hence it becomes possible to discern the most promising individuals in early youth, and this conclusion leads to a very easy and reliable method of selection, which may be expressed simply as follows: the seedlings which commence earliest with the production of four - and five-foliolate leaves are the best and should be selected for the continuance of the race.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

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