perfoliate

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Borrowed from New Latin perfoliāta, from Latin per- (through) + the feminine of Latin foliātus (foliate).

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perfoliate (not comparable)

  1. (botany, of leaves) Appearing to have the stem passing through the blade.
  2. (botany, of leaves) Having the leaf round the stem at the base.
  3. (zoology) Surrounded by a circle of hairs, etc.

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Adjective[edit]

perfoliate

  1. feminine plural of perfoliato