bifoliate

[ bahy-foh-lee-it, -eyt ]
/ baɪˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective

having two leaves.

Nearby words

  1. bifocal,
  2. bifocal lens,
  3. bifocaled,
  4. bifocals,
  5. bifold,
  6. bifoliolate,
  7. biforate,
  8. biforked,
  9. biform,
  10. bifrost

Origin of bifoliate

First recorded in 1830–40; bi-1 + foliate

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British Dictionary definitions for bifoliate

bifoliate

/ (baɪˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt, -ɪt) /

adjective

having only two leaves
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Word Origin and History for bifoliate

bifoliate

adj.

"having two leaves," 1817, from bi- + foliate.

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