Definition of phyllode in English:
A winged leaf stalk which functions as a leaf.
- 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:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.