Definition of Pinnate leaf
1. Noun. A leaf resembling a feather; having the leaflets on each side of a common axis.
Specialized synonyms: Bijugate Leaf, Bijugous Leaf, Twice-pinnate, Bipinnate Leaf, Abruptly-pinnate Leaf, Even-pinnate Leaf, Odd-pinnate Leaf
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinnate Leaf
Literary usage of Pinnate leaf
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"... that the ternate leaf is an impari-pinnate leaf; the binate leaf is the simplest There are many circumstances leading to the inference that true palmate ..."
2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"19). Compound leaves are pinnate (fig. 19} or palmate (fig. 18} according to the arrangement of leaflets. When a pinnate leaf ends in a pair of pinnae it is ..."
3. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology, and by Alphonso Wood (1873)
"As to the number of leaflets in the pinnate leaf—how many? How many in the trifoliate f ... How may a pinnate leaf become bipinnate? ..."
4. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"That is, a pinnate leaf may be ... 204. Pinnate with a tendril. 205. Abruptly pinnate leaf of a Cassia. ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"When a pinnate leaf has one pair of leaflets it U ... When a pinnate leaf cmls in a pair of pinnae it is equally or abruptly ..."
6. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"The number of leaflets in the pinnate leaf varies from thirty pairs and upward (as in some Acacias), down to three, when the leaf is said ..."
7. Elements of Botany: Or, Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables by Benjamin Smith Barton (1804)
"... and the quinate leaves as species cf the digitate leaf) : 6. folium pinnatum, a pinnate leaf; composed of a number of leaflets, arranged like wings, ..."
8. The Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1853)
"There are several modifications of the pinnate leaf. ... A pinnate leaf of three or five leaflets is often called ternate or quinate ; which terms, however, ..."