Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A special branch, resembling a leaf, as in the apparent foliage of the broom (Ruscus) and of the common cultivated smilax (Myrsiphillum).

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  • noun botany A phyllode

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  • noun a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

Etymologies

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

[Greek klados, twig + –phyll.]

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