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compound leaf

noun
1.
a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk, arranged either palmately, as the fingers of a hand, or pinnately, as the leaflets of a fern; the leaflets themselves may be compound.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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compound leaf

noun
1.
a leaf consisting of two or more leaflets borne on the same leafstalk
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compound leaf  
A leaf that is composed of two or more leaflets on a common stalk. Clover, roses, sumac, and walnut trees have compound leaves.
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