Definition of Obvolute

1. a. 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.



Definition of Obvolute

1. rolled or tuned in [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obvolute

obviated
obviates
obviating
obviating(a)
obviation
obviations
obviative
obviatives
obviator
obviators
obvious
obvious by inspection
obviously
obviousness
obviousnesses
obvolute (current term)
obvoluted
obvs
oby
obzocky
obœdience
obœdient
oca
ocarina
ocarinas
ocarinist
ocarinists
ocas
occaecation
occamies

Literary usage of Obvolute

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1. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"It is obvolute when it is half-equitant ; that is, the outer leaf embraces only one of the margins of the inner, as in the Sage (281). ..."

2. Lessons in the Structure, Life, and Growth of Plants, for Schools and Academies by Alphonso Wood, Oliver Rivington Willis (1889)
"It is obvolute when it is half-equitant; that is, the outer leaf embraces only one of the margins of the inner, as in the Sage (281). ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1896)
"By way of a single example, I may instance the circular obvolute, or navel ornament (as I have called it), in its relation to the ends of the hardwood ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1876)
"Asa Gray (gives the history, and discusses the question, of the proper term to be applied to the mode variously called obvolute, contorted, or convolute). ..."

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