compound-leaf

compound leaf

noun
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:
1875–80

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compound leaf
 
n
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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