[ ob-vuh-loot ]
/ ˈɒb vəˌlut /
rolled or turned in.
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.
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Origin of obvolute
OTHER WORDS FROM obvoluteob·vo·lu·tion, nounob·vo·lu·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for obvolute
/ (ˈɒbvəˌluːt) /
(of leaves or petals in the bud) folded so that the margins overlap each other
turned in or rolled
Derived forms of obvoluteobvolution, nounobvolutive, adjective
Word Origin for obvolute
C18: from Latin obvolūtus past participle of obvolvere, from ob- to, over + volvere to roll
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