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adjective Botany.
  1. (of a leaf) having a series of veins branching from each side of the midrib toward the margin; pinnately veined.
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Origin of feather-veined

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples of feather-veined

  • And so you see that the dandelion leaf is also feather-veined.

    Brooks's Readers, Third Year

    Stratton D. Brooks

  • Feather-veined, with veins of a leaf all springing from the sides of a midrib, 51.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for feather-veined


  1. (of a leaf) having a network of veins branching from the midrib to the margin
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