Origin of pinnate
Examples from the Web for pinnate
Passage of pinnate to palmate leaves in horse-chesnut 439 'chesnut may be old spelling for chestnut?'Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
The stems, which are covered with fine hairs, bear numerous leaves long and pinnate.Clovers and How to Grow Them|Thomas Shaw
Fig. 157 is pinnate with a tendril at the end, in place of the odd leaflet, as in the Vetches and the Pea.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The Australian ivy, H. australiana, is a small glabrous shrub 101 with pinnate leaves.
Then a thick thread is emitted from one or both extremities, which elongates and becomes branched in a pinnate manner.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for pinnate
Word Origin for pinnate
Word Origin and History for pinnate
1727, from Latin pinnatus "feathered, winged," from pinna "feather, wing" (see pin (n.)).