[ ob-vuh-loot ]
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  1. rolled or turned in.

  2. Botany. noting or pertaining to a vernation in which two leaves are folded together in the bud so that one half of each is exterior and the other interior.

Origin of obvolute

1750–60; <Latin obvolūtus (past participle of obvolvere to cover by wrapping up), equivalent to ob-ob- + volū-, base of volvere to turn, roll + -tus past participle suffix; see volute

Other words from obvolute

  • ob·vo·lu·tion, noun
  • ob·vo·lu·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for obvolute


/ (ˈɒbvəˌluːt) /

  1. (of leaves or petals in the bud) folded so that the margins overlap each other

  2. turned in or rolled

Origin of obvolute

C18: from Latin obvolūtus past participle of obvolvere, from ob- to, over + volvere to roll

Derived forms of obvolute

  • obvolution, noun
  • obvolutive, adjective

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