Share this entry

Share this page

compound leaf

Line breaks: com|pound leaf

Definition of compound leaf in English:

noun

A leaf consisting of several or many distinct parts (leaflets) joined to a single stem.
Example sentences
  • Remember, however, that the frond is just a compound leaf and not a stem.
  • Because the Sesbania species have pinnately compound leaves, for defoliation the central rachis of the leaf was cut once halfway along its length.
  • Given the large number of leaflets which make up the compound leaf of A. spinosa, it is difficult to understand why White's numbers are so low.

Definition of compound leaf in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…