obvolutive

obvolute

[ob-vuh-loot]
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:
1750–60; < 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

obvolution, noun
obvolutive, adjective
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obvolute (ˈɒbvəˌluːt)
 
adj
1.  (of leaves or petals in the bud) folded so that the margins overlap each other
2.  turned in or rolled
 
[C18: from Latin obvolūtus past participle of obvolvere, from ob- to, over + volvere to roll]
 
obvo'lution
 
n
 
'obvolutive
 
adj

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