Definition of Pinnate

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis.

Exact synonyms: Pinnated
Similar to: Compound



Definition of Pinnate

1. a. Consisting of several leaflets, or separate portions, arranged on each side of a common petiole, as the leaves of a rosebush, a hickory, or an ash. See Abruptly pinnate, and Illust., under Abruptly.

Definition of Pinnate

1. Adjective. Resembling a feather. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Having two rows of branches, lobes, leaflets, or veins arranged on each side of a common axis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinnate

1. resembling a feather [adj]

Medical Definition of Pinnate

1. Divided into pinnae, once-compound. Compare: bipinnate, tripinnate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinnate

pinledge
pinless
pinlike
pinna
pinna nasi
pinnable
pinnace
pinnaces
pinnacle
pinnacled
pinnacles
pinnacling
pinnae
pinnal
pinnas
pinnate (current term)
pinnate leaf
pinnated
pinnately
pinnatifid
pinnatilobate
pinnation
pinnations
pinnatipartite
pinnatiped
pinnatipeds
pinnatisect
pinned
pinner
pinners

Literary usage of Pinnate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"is mentioned the case of .some horse-chestnut leaves which had assumed more or less of a pinnate character; and this season the writer has been fortunate ..."

2. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"Puri-pinnate, or Abruptly pinnate, destitute of a terminal leaflet or of any ... pinnate denotes merely a striking inequality of size among the leaflets ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"B. Forms with once-pinnate foliage. exaltata: wild species, trop- Harrisi. ... Forms with thrice-pinnate foliage (sometimes producing H-pinnate forms'). ..."

4. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"Leaves abruptly pinnate, fix or feven inches long ; leaflets alternate, obliquely oval, ... Leaves alternate, abruptly pinnate, about a foot long ; leaflets ..."

5. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"... 1 to 5 inches lung, nearly black, polished and very narrowly herbaceous-margined, as is the rhachis, linear, rather rigid, evergreen, pinnate ..."

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