Polyphyllous Po*lyph"yl*lous, a. [Gr. ?; poly`s many + ? leaf.] (Bot.) Many-leaved; as, a polyphyllous calyx or perianth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • polyphyllous — / filˈəs/ adjective (Gr phyllon leaf; botany) Having the perianth leaves free • • • Main Entry: ↑poly …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phyllous — a word element forming an adjective termination meaning having leaves , leaved , or implying some connection with a leaf, as in diphyllous, epiphyllous, monophyllous, polyphyllous. {Greek phyllos relating to a leaf} …   Australian English dictionary

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