Complete Definition of "pinnate"

English

Etymology
From L. pinnÄtus, "feathered", from pinna, "feather"

Adjective
pinnate

  1. Resembling a feather.
  2. botany Having two rows of branches, lobes, leaflets, or veins arranged on each side of a common axis

#: Mimosa is a tree with pinnate leaves.
#: The trunk is unbranched, often much shortened, and bears a crown of feathery or pinnate fronds.

Synonyms
pinnated

See also
pinnately
palmate

Derived terms
abruptly-pinnate
bipinnate
even-pinnate
imparipinnate
odd-pinnate
paripinnate
tripinnate
tripinnated

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