Definition of phyllode in English:

phyllode

Line breaks: phyl|lode
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪləʊd
 
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noun

Botany
  • A winged leaf stalk which functions as a leaf.
    More example sentences
    • A colony is initiated by a single female (or, in some species, a single female with a male) who induces gall formation on a growing phyllode of a host Acacia tree.
    • Most Australian wattles lose these true leaves as they grow, and develop instead the leaf-like organ called a phyllode.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs 'leaf-like', from phullon 'leaf'.

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