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foliole

[ foh-lee-ohl ]
/ ˈfoʊ liˌoʊl /
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noun Botany.
a leaflet, as of a compound leaf.
a small leaflike organ or appendage.
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Origin of foliole

1785–95; <French <Late Latin foliolum, equivalent to Latin foli(um) leaf + -olum-ole1
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