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[od-pin-eyt, -it]
adjective Botany.
  1. pinnate with an odd terminal leaflet.
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Origin of odd-pinnate

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples of odd-pinnate

  • Trees, with close or scaly bark, odd-pinnate leaves and serrate leaflets.

    The Pecan and its Culture

    H. Harold Hume

  • Trees or shrubs with alternate, odd-pinnate leaves, having spines on each side of the stalk in place of stipules.

  • Small tree with alternate, odd-pinnate leaves, the base of the petiole hollow, and inclosing the leaf-buds of the next year.

  • Trees with petioled, opposite, odd-pinnate leaves (one cultivated variety has simple leaves).

  • Hard-wooded trees with alternate, odd-pinnate leaves having straight-veined leaflets.

British Dictionary definitions for odd-pinnate


  1. (of a plant leaf) pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex
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