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adjective Biology.
  1. rolled backward or downward; rolled backward at the tip or margin, as a leaf.
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Origin of revolute

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere to revolve
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Historical Examples

  • Then they'll go on to wherever you want 'em—and you'll revolute.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • The April sunshine is fairly reflected in its revolute flowers.


    John Burroughs

  • Revolute, rolled backwards, as the margins of many leaves, 72.

  • A Mexican takes a drink of mescal before breakfast, on an empty stomach, and then he begins to revolute round regardless.

    Roughing it De Luxe

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • It has zones, either of gray or white color, and it is turned up at the edge (revolute).

    Among the Mushrooms

    Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin

British Dictionary definitions for revolute


  1. (esp of the margins of a leaf) rolled backwards and downwards
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin revolūtus rolled back; see revolve
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