- having three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
- having leaves with three leaflets, as a plant.
Origin of trifoliolate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for trifoliolate
Trifoliolate (or ternate), of three leaflets, as the Clover; and so on.
Changed "trifoliate" to "trifoliolate" in the index entry for "Foliolate."
The leathery leaves are trifoliolate with heart-shaped leaflets.
Foliolate, relating to or bearing leaflets (foliola); trifoliolate, with three leaflets, &c.
It is a free-growing species, with trifoliolate leaves on long footstalks, and large white flowers.