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.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs 'leaf-like', from phullon 'leaf'.
Definition of phyllode in:
- The US English dictionary