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1. pinnate

adjective. (of a leaf shape) featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis.

Synonyms

  • pinnated

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth

Etymology

  • pinnatus (Latin)
  • pinna (Latin)

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2. pinnate-leafed

adjective. having pinnate leaves.

Synonyms

  • pinnate-leaved

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

3. pinnate-leaved

adjective. having pinnate leaves.

Synonyms

  • pinnate-leafed

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

4. twice-pinnate

noun. a pinnate leaf having two pairs of leaflets.

Synonyms

  • pinnate leaf
  • bijugate leaf

5. even-pinnate

adjective. (of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex.

Synonyms

  • compound
  • abruptly-pinnate

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth
  • decrease

6. odd-pinnate

adjective. (a leaf shape) pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex.

Synonyms

  • imparipinnate

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth

7. abruptly-pinnate

adjective. (of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex.

Synonyms

  • compound
  • even-pinnate

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth
  • decrease

Example sentences of the word pinnate


1. Adjective
The leaves have a glossy finish and are pinnate, meaning the veins branch out on either side from the central stem in a way that resembles a feather.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Olives have pinnate leaves that remain evergreen and are gray green in color.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The trees have opposite, pinnate leaves that are between 6 and 11 inches in length.

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