Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of foliole in English:
Each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf.
- The flowers stand normally three together, in the axil of a foliole.
- Stems and leaves divided into multiple folioles in bas-relief bend so as wholly to fill the decorative field.
- Later, the foliole becomes dry, the knot falls apart, and the development takes its course.
Mid 18th century: French, from Latin foliolum, diminutive of folium 'leaf'.
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