pinnate

[pin-eyt, -it]
adjective
1.
resembling a feather, as in construction or arrangement; having parts arranged on each side of a common axis: a pinnate branch; pinnate trees.
2.
Botany. (of a leaf) having leaflets or primary divisions arranged on each side of a common stalk.
Also, pinnated.


Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin pinnātus feathered, winged. See pinna, -ate1

pinnately, pinnatedly, adverb
multipinnate, adjective
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pinnate or pinnated (ˈpɪneɪt, ˈpɪnɪt)
 
adj
1.  like a feather in appearance
2.  (of compound leaves) having the leaflets growing opposite each other in pairs on either side of the stem
 
[C18: from Latin pinnātus, from pinna feather]
 
pinnated or pinnated
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin pinnātus, from pinna feather]
 
'pinnately or pinnated
 
adv
 
pin'nation or pinnated
 
n

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Having parts or divisions arranged on each side of a common axis in the manner of a feather. Ash, hickory, and walnut trees have pinnate leaves.
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They are very often pinnately incised and do not have stipules.
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