triple-nerved

[trip-uh l-nurvd]

adjective Botany.

noting a leaf in which two prominent nerves emerge from the middle nerve a little above its base.

Nearby words

  1. triple-decker,
  2. triple-digit,
  3. triple-double,
  4. triple-expansion,
  5. triple-header,
  6. triple-space,
  7. triple-tongue,
  8. triplegia,
  9. triplet,
  10. tripletail

Origin of triple-nerved

First recorded in 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for triple-nerved

triple-nerved

adjective

(of a leaf) having three main veins
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