Trifoliate Tri*fo"li*ate, Trifoliated Tri*fo"li*a`ted, a. [Tri- + foliate. Cf. {Trefoil}.] (Bot.) Having three leaves or leaflets, as clover. See Illust. of {Shamrock}. [1913 Webster]

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  • trifoliate — [trī fō′lēāt΄idtrī fō′lē it, trī fō′lēāt΄] adj. [ TRI + FOLIATE] 1. having three leaves 2. nontechnical term for TRIFOLIOLATE: Also trifoliated [trī fō′lēāt΄id] …   English World dictionary

  • trifoliate — adjective Etymology: tri + Latin folium leaf more at blade Date: circa 1753 1. having three leaves < a trifoliate plant > 2. trifoliolate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trifoliate — /truy foh lee it, ayt /, adj. 1. having three leaflets, lobes, or foils; trefoil. 2. Bot. trifoliolate. Also, trifoliated. [1690 1700; TRI + FOLIATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • trifoliate — adjective /tɹaɪˈfəʊlɪət/ a) <ref name= OED /> Having or comprising three leaves, leaflets, or (loosely) such similar structures, as the clover plant.<ref name= OED /> b) Comprising, abounding with, or featuring trefoils. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • trifoliate — tri·fo·li·ate || traɪ fəʊlɪət adj. having three leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trifoliate — [trʌɪ fəʊlɪət] adjective (of a compound leaf) having three leaflets …   English new terms dictionary

  • trifoliate — a.; (also trifoliated) Three leaved …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • trifoliate — tri·foliate …   English syllables

  • trifoliate — tri•fo•li•ate [[t]traɪˈfoʊ li ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] also tri•fo•li•at•ed [[t] ˌeɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) (of a plant) having three leaves 2) having three lobes or foils; trefoil 3) bot (not in technical use) trifoliolate • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • trifoliate — /traɪˈfoʊliət/ (say truy fohleeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective 1. having three leaves, leaf like parts or lobes, or three foils. 2. → trifoliolate. Also, trifoliated. {tri + Latin foliātus leaved} …   Australian English dictionary

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