Definition of trifoliate in English:

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Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈfəʊlɪət/


1(Of a compound leaf) having three leaflets: dark green trifoliate leaves
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  • The trifoliate leaflets are closed as in nyctinasty.
  • For P. vulgaris, plants were pruned to leave the primary and second trifoliate leaves supporting a single pod arising from the axis of trifoliate leaf 3.
  • Shoots with 1-2 trifoliate leaves of 3-week-old seedlings were incubated in microtitre plate wells with assay solution in a growth chamber, 16/8 h day/night regime, 21°C.
1.1(Of a plant) having trifoliate leaves: the trifoliate orange appreciates an acidic soil
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  • Four weeks after planting, samples of six trifoliate plants were transplanted to 4-l containers that were purged by ambient air.
  • But for ARS horticulturalist Robert R. Krueger, the genus Citrus includes at least 16 species, with hundreds of distant relatives, including lesser-known, peelable oddities like pummelos, trifoliate oranges, and kumquats.
  • (See the May 25 Crop Watch) Soybeans should be kept free of weed competition from the 2nd trifoliate stage to beginning bloom.
1.2(Of an object or design) having the form of a trifoliate leaf: a bronze trifoliate key handle
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  • We are proud to offer for sale, a lovely piece of early Van Briggle pottery, circa 1915 in a stunning Arts and Crafts trifoliate design.
  • It may be as well to mention an early Venetian design of about 1475 wherein the Emperor has a three-pointed trifoliate crown surmounted by a trefoil.

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