American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Botany Rolled backward from the tip or margins to the undersurface: a revolute leaf.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rolled or curled backward or downward; rolled back, as the tips or margins of some leaves, fronds, etc.; in vernation and estivation, rolled backward from both the sides. See also cuts under Nothochlæna, Pteris, and Rafflesia.
- To revolve.
- n. The solid geometrical figure generated by the revolution of a plane figure about a straight line in its plane as axis.
- adj. Rolled or recurved on itself.
- adj. botany Having the edges rolled with the abaxial side outward.
- v. to roll back, curve upwards
- v. to participate in or incite a revolution or revolt
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Rolled backward or downward.
- Back-formation from revolution. (Wiktionary)
- Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere, to roll back; see revolve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The gills are very characteristic, being split along the edge and generally strongly revolute, that is, the split edges curve around against the side of the gill.”
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“As examples, Lobelias have thick leathery leaves, Ericaceae and Helichrysum have highly revolute leaf margins, and most of these species have a small leaf surface area.”
“And if there happened to rise up any more civil wits; then would he found and erect some new laws, customs, and usages, such as now of late years, when the world was revolute almost to the like rudeness and obscurity, we see both in our own nation and abroad many examples of, as well in”
“Cabbage, round, of firm texture, sometimes revolute, but generally erect, and concave; the nerves are white, more numerous and less delicate than those of the last-named variety; the stalk is short, and the leaves not composing the head few in number.”
“It has zones, either of gray or white color, and it is turned up at the edge (revolute).”
“The margin may be acute or obtuse, rolled backward or upward (revolute), or rolled inward (involute); it may be thick or thin.”
“The gills are split longitudinally at the edge, and the two lips commonly turn backward (revolute).”
“The specimen we found had the margin revolute, it was 2½ inches broad, and the stem 2 inches long.”
“The Colocynth seen in fruit much like an apple, not ribbed; it has the usual structure of the order, viz. 3-carpellary with revolute placentae, so much so, that they are placed near the circumference; seeds very numerous, surrounded with pulp, not arillate: no separation taking place; oval, brown, smooth.”
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