trifoliate

[trahy-foh-lee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
having three leaflets, lobes, or foils; trefoil.
2.
Botany, trifoliolate.
Also, trifoliated.


Origin:
1690–1700; tri- + foliate

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trifoliate or trifoliated (traɪˈfəʊlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
having three leaves, leaflike parts, or (of a compound leaf) leaflets
 
trifoliated or trifoliated
 
adj

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Leaves are alternately arranged on the stem and are normally trifoliate.
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