Definition of compound leaf in English:

compound leaf

Syllabification: com·pound leaf

noun

  • A leaf of a plant consisting of several or many distinct parts (leaflets) joined to a single stem.
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    • Remember, however, that the frond is just a compound leaf and not a stem.
    • Because the Sesbania species have pinnately compound leaves, for defoliation the central rachis of the leaf was cut once halfway along its length.
    • Given the large number of leaflets which make up the compound leaf of A. spinosa, it is difficult to understand why White's numbers are so low.

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