from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, having three nerves; triple-nerved.

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

  • adjective Having three nerves.
  • adjective (Bot.) a leaf having three distinct and prominent ribs, or nerves, extending from the base.


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  • _Flowering glumes_ vary from about 12 to 30 and in some well grown plants as many as 42, broadly ovate, obtuse or subacute, rigidly membranous, three-nerved (one median and two marginal) glabrous, keeled and keels are scaberulous near the apex; palea is oblong linear, a little curved, persistent, a little smaller than the glume, two-keeled; there are three _stamens_ with small purplish anthers and two small _lodicules_.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses K. Rangachari

  • _first glume_ is usually one-nerved (rarely obscurely one - to three-nerved) and the _second glume_ is three-nerved.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses K. Rangachari

  • _flowering glumes_ are ovate, obtuse, as long as the second glume or slightly longer, sub-chartaceous, glabrous, three-nerved; palea is shorter than the glume, curved obovate oblong and persistent on the rachilla.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses K. Rangachari

  • We also found and procured seeds of Sophora tomentosa, and a plant of the natural order scitamineae, Hellenia coerulea, Brown: two parasitical plants of orchideae were found growing upon the bark of trees in the shady place near our watering-place; one was Dendrobium caniculatum, Brown; the other was also subsequently found at Cape Grafton and is not yet described; it has oblong, three-nerved, thick and leathery leaves; we saw no quadrupeds and but very few birds.

    Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 — Volume 1 Phillip Parker King


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