convolute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin convolūtum, past participle of convolvere ("to roll together").

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Verb[edit]

convolute (third-person singular simple present convolutes, present participle convoluting, simple past and past participle convoluted)

  1. (transitive) To make unnecessarily complex.
  2. (transitive) To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.

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Adjective[edit]

convolute (comparative more convolute, superlative most convolute)

  1. (botany, of a leaf) coiled such that one edge is inside, and one outside the coil, giving a spiral effect in cross section. (A special case of imbricate)

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Participle[edit]

convolūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of convolūtus