- (of a leaf) having a series of veins branching from each side of the midrib toward the margin; pinnately veined.
Origin of feather-veined
First recorded in 1860–65
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And so you see that the dandelion leaf is also feather-veined.
Feather-veined, with veins of a leaf all springing from the sides of a midrib, 51.The Elements of Botany
When a leaf has one strong midvein like the quill of a feather, it is said to be feather-veined.
When the great veins all branch from the midrib, the leaf is feather-veined or pinnate-veined.
Aromatic, evergreen trees with alternate, entire, feather-veined leaves.
- (of a leaf) having a network of veins branching from the midrib to the margin
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