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 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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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