from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Rolled backward from the tip or margins to the undersurface: a revolute leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Rolled or recurved on itself.
- adj. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rolled backward or downward.
from The 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.
Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere, to roll back; see revolve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin revolūtus, perfect passive participle of revolvō ("roll back"). (Wiktionary)
Back-formation from revolution. (Wiktionary)