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Convolute

Definition

adjective

(1) (botany) Of a leaf bud in which several leaves are rolled together longitudinally, or of a flower bud where petals are twisted together.

(2) Curled, wound, or twisted together.

verb

To fold or coil to form overlapping layers.


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Word origin: Latin convolūtum, of convolvere, (to roll together)

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