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Obvoluted

obvoluted

overlapping; contorted; convolute; applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other, and secondarily to a circle of several leaves or petals which thus overlap.

Origin: L. Obvolutus, p.p. Of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see Ob-) _ volvere to roll.


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