pinnate leaf


pinnate leaf
noun
a leaf resembling a feather; having the leaflets on each side of a common axis
Hypernyms: ↑compound leaf
Hyponyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pinnate leaf — leaf that is shaped like a feather …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abruptly-pinnate leaf — noun a pinnate leaf with a pair of leaflets at the apex • Syn: ↑even pinnate leaf • Hypernyms: ↑pinnate leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • even-pinnate leaf — noun a pinnate leaf with a pair of leaflets at the apex • Syn: ↑abruptly pinnate leaf • Hypernyms: ↑pinnate leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • odd-pinnate leaf — noun a pinnate leaf with a single leaflet at the apex • Hypernyms: ↑pinnate leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leaf — For other uses, see Leaf (disambiguation). The leaves of a Beech tree …   Wikipedia

  • pinnate — adjective Etymology: New Latin pinnatus, from Latin, feathered, from pinna feather, wing, fin Date: circa 1727 resembling a feather especially in having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of an axis like the barbs on the rachis of a feather …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinnate — adjective technical a pinnate leaf is made of two rows of little leaves arranged opposite each other along a stem …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pinnate — is a term used to describe feather like or multi divided features arising from both sides of a common axis in plant or animal structures, and comes from the Latin word pinna meaning feather , wing , or fin . A similar term is pectinate, which… …   Wikipedia

  • pinnate — [pin′āt΄, pin′it] adj. [ModL pinnatus < L < pinna, feather, fin: see PEN2] 1. resembling a feather 2. Bot. a) with leaflets on each side of a common axis in a featherlike arrangement: see LEAF b) with a pattern of leaf veins resembling the… …   English World dictionary

  • Leaf shape — Chart illustrating leaf morphology terms. Click the image for the details. Oddly pi …   Wikipedia