Pronunciation key

( trī-fōli-ə-lāt′ )


Trifoliolate leaf
Trifoliolate leaf


[< tri- + Mod. L. foliolum, dim of L. folium, a leaf; + ate].

  1. divided into three leaflets such as clover.

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Shapes
  • Zoology Quest: Trifoliate
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