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

  • adj. Divided or cleft in a pinnate fashion. Used of certain leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having lobes with incisions that extend less than half-way toward the midrib.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Divided in a pinnate manner, with the divisions not reaching to the midrib.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, cut or cleft in a pinnate manner, with the divisions half-way down or more, and the sinuses or lobes narrow or acute. Also pinnisected.

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

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) cleft nearly to the midrib in broad divisions not separated into distinct leaflets

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