from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, having a reticulated venation; traversed by fine nerves (nervilles) disposed like the threads of a net, a character common to most dicotyledon s and rarely occurring in other plants. See
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In all of these, except _Trillium_, the perigone leaves are colored alike, and the leaves parallel-veined; but in the latter the sepals are green and the leaves broad and netted-veined.
One family, the yams (_Dioscoreæ_), of which we have one common native species, the wild yam (_Dioscorea villosa_), have broad, netted-veined leaves and are twining plants, while another somewhat similar family (_Smilaceæ_) climb by means of tendrils at the bases of the leaves.
In every plant having two seed leaves, the mature leaves are netted-veined, which is a condition easily recognized even by the layman; also the parts of the flowers are in circles containing two or five parts, but never in threes or sixes.
_Leaves: _ In a whorl of 3; broadly ovate, abruptly pointed, netted-veined.