Obvolute
Obvolute Ob"vo*lute, Obvoluted Ob`vo*lu"ted, a. [L. obvolutus, p. p. of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see {Ob-}) + volvere to roll.] Overlapping; contorted; convolute; -- applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other, and secondarily to a circle of several leaves or petals which thus overlap. [1913 Webster]

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  • obvoluté — obvoluté, ée (ob vo lu té, tée) adj. Terme de botanique. Se dit de parties enroulées l une sur l autre, avant l épanouissement. Pétales obvolutés. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ob..., et le latin volutus, roulé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • obvolute — [äb′və lo͞ot΄] adj. [L obvolutus, pp. of obvolvere, to wrap around < ob (see OB ) + volvere, to roll: see WALK] having overlapping margins: said of leaves or petals: also obvolutive obvolution n …   English World dictionary

  • obvolute — obvolution, n. obvolutive, adj. /ob veuh looht /, adj. 1. rolled or turned in. 2. Bot. noting or pertaining to a vernation in which two leaves are folded together in the bud so that one half of each is exterior and the other interior. [1750 60; < …   Universalium

  • obvolute — ob·vo·lute …   English syllables

  • obvolute — /ˈɒbvəlut/ (say obvuhlooht) adjective 1. rolled or turned in. 2. Botany denoting or relating to a kind of vernation in which two leaves are folded together in the bud so that one half of each is exterior and the other interior. {Latin obvolūtus,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • obvolute —   a. over lapping; twisted.    ♦ obvolution, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obvolute — ˈäbvəˌlüt also əlˌyüt, usu üd.+V adjective Etymology: Latin obvolutus, past participle of obvolvere : overlapping, contorted, convolute …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obvoluted — Obvolute Ob vo*lute, Obvoluted Ob vo*lu ted, a. [L. obvolutus, p. p. of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see {Ob }) + volvere to roll.] Overlapping; contorted; convolute; applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ob|vo|lu|tive — «OB vuh LOO tihv», adjective. = obvolute. (Cf. ↑obvolute) …   Useful english dictionary

  • obvolutive — obvolutive, a. (ˈɒbvəl(j)uːtɪv) [f. L. obvolūt , ppl. stem of obvolvĕre (see obvolute) + ive.] = obvolute a. in Thomas Med. Dict …   Useful english dictionary

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