bipinnate

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From bi- +‎ pinnate.

A bipinnate palm leaf from the Caryota palm genus.

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bipinnate (not comparable)

  1. (botany, of a leaf) Doubly pinnate; pinnate and having leaflets that are themselves pinnate.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 307:
      Three hours later Boyles and Rise are propped up against the trunk of the sole acacia tree on the knoll, drinking up the bipinnate shade.

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