from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Having a single leaf.
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- adj. Having a single leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, one-leafed; unifoliar.
- Same as unifoliolate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a single leaf
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I see that I have probably gone beyond my depth in discussing plurifoliate and unifoliate leaves; but in such a case as that of Mimosa albida, where rudiments of additional leaflets are present, we must believe that they were well developed in the progenitor of the plant.
The unifoliate species are known for the glistening beauty of their large, frillylipped blooms whose dominant colours are white through pink and yellow to exquisite rose-lavender and mauve shades.
These are the unifoliate, which have one leaf, and the bifoliate, which have two.