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obvolute

[ob-vuh-loot] /ˈɒb vəˌlut/
adjective
1.
rolled or turned in.
2.
Botany. noting or pertaining to a vernation in which two leaves are folded together in the bud so that one half of each is exterior and the other interior.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin obvolūtus (past participle of obvolvere to cover by wrapping up), equivalent to ob- ob- + volū-, base of volvere to turn, roll + -tus past participle suffix; see volute
Related forms
obvolution, noun
obvolutive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for obvolution

obvolute

/ˈɒbvəˌluːt/
adjective
1.
(of leaves or petals in the bud) folded so that the margins overlap each other
2.
turned in or rolled
Derived Forms
obvolution, noun
obvolutive, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin obvolūtus past participle of obvolvere, from ob- to, over + volvere to roll
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