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trifoliate

[trahy-foh-lee-it, -eyt] /traɪˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
having three leaflets, lobes, or foils; trefoil.
2.
Botany, trifoliolate.
Also, trifoliated.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; tri- + foliate
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  • Leaves are alternately arranged on the stem and are normally trifoliate.
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trifoliate

/traɪˈfəʊlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
having three leaves, leaflike parts, or (of a compound leaf) leaflets
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