bifoliate

[bahy-foh-lee-it, -eyt]

adjective

having two leaves.

Origin of bifoliate

First recorded in 1830–40; bi-1 + foliate
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British Dictionary definitions for bifoliate

bifoliate

adjective

having only two leaves
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Word Origin and History for bifoliate
adj.

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

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