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

  • adj. Having three lobes, as certain leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having three lobes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having three lobes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Three-lobed; having three lobes or foils: noting a part divided from the apex to the middle into three sections which recede somewhat from each other.

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

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) divided into three lobes


tri- +‎ lobate (Wiktionary)



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