having three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
having leaves with three leaflets, as a plant.
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How to use trifoliolate in a sentence
It has alternate trifoliolate leaves, and flowers, which grow in clusters, are small and fragrant.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands | Gerrit Parmile Wilder
Foliolate, relating to or bearing leaflets (foliola); trifoliolate, with three leaflets, &c.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
It is a free-growing species, with trifoliolate leaves on long footstalks, and large white flowers.
A small-growing tree, with trifoliolate, yellowish-green leaves placed on long footstalks, and inconspicuous greenish flowers.
This is distinguished by its larger white flowers and trifoliolate leaves.