Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having three leaves or leaflike parts, as in the trillium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Comprising, abounding with, or featuring trefoils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having three leaves or leaflets, as clover. See Illust. of shamrock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having three leaves; trefoil; specifically, in botany, having three leaves or leaflets: used chiefly, in the latter sense, of compound leaves, as a shortened form of trifoliolate. See cut d under leaf.

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

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) having three leaflets

Etymologies

tri- ("three") + Latin foliātus ("leaved") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A perennial that grows from seeds into a trifoliate-leaved vine about twenty feet long, the jicama needs several years of growth before the tubers get big enough to harvest.

    Jicama: a sign of changing culinary seasons in Mexico

  • The seeds and trifoliate leaves are a bit smaller than in the common bean.

    3: Staple crops

  • 'Swingle' citrumelo, 'Cleopatra' mandarin and Poncirus trifoliata (trifoliate orange).

    12: Seeds and germplasm

  • Leaves are pinnately trifoliate, smooth above and lightly pubescent below.

    Chapter 10

  • Leaves are trifoliate and spirally arranged on the stem.

    Chapter 10

  • The alternate leaves are trifoliate with long petioles and two nectar-producing glands at the base of each leaflet ..

    Chapter 10

  • They are pinnately trifoliate and the terminal leaflet is often the largest.

    Chapter 8

  • It has trifoliate leaves, yellow flowers and long slender pods containing variously colored edible beans.

    Chapter 9

  • Studies show that if manure is applied at a certain stage of growth of the bean plants - the third trifoliate stage - yields can be increased by 60%.

    1. Indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa.

  • Pinnately trifoliate hairy beneath terminal one oblong

    Chapter 8

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