trifoliate

[ trahy-foh-lee-it, -eyt ]
/ traɪˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective

having three leaflets, lobes, or foils; trefoil.
Botany. trifoliolate.
Sometimes tri·fo·li·at·ed [trahy-foh-lee-ey-tid] /traɪˈfoʊ liˌeɪ tɪd/.

Origin of trifoliate

First recorded in 1690–1700; tri- + foliate
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trifoliate

trifoliated

/ (traɪˈfəʊlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective

having three leaves, leaflike parts, or (of a compound leaf) leaflets
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