from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arranged in groups of five: quinate leaflets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Featuring five leaflets growing from a single point; quinquefoliolate.
- n. An ester or a salt of quinic acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Growing in sets of five; -- said especially of leaves composed of five leaflets set at the end of a common petiole.
- n. A salt of quinic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having an arrangement of five similar parts together, as five leaflets on a petiole.
- n. In chem., a salt of quinic acid.
In some scales a single word only is found in the second quinate to indicate that 5 was originally the base on which the system rested.
It is recognized by its very short quinate leaves and by its nearly sessile cones.
The European Venus 'looking-glass was observed in my garden to produce some quaternate and some quinate flowers on the same specimens.
One of the most curious instances is the terminal flower of the raceme of the common laburnum, which loses its whole papilionaceous character and becomes as regularly quinate as a common buttercup.
The common laburnum has a variety which often produces quaternate and quinate leaves, and in strawberries I have also seen instances of this abnormality.
More than 1,000 were quaternate or quinate, the ternate leaves being still in the majority.
I had the good fortune to find two plants of clover, bearing one quinate and several quaternate leaves, on an excursion in the neighborhood of Loosdrecht in Holland.
In the flowering period I selected four plants with the largest number of quaternate and quinate leaves and destroyed all the others.
The quinate were placed at the end of the branches, those with four petals and sepals lower down.
These flowers are ordinarily described as belonging to the anomaly  known as "peloria," or regular form of a normally symmetric type; they are large and irregular on the stems and the vigorous branches but slender and quinate on the weaker twigs.
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