Origin of obvoluteClassical Latin obvolutus, past participle of obvolvere, to wrap around from ob- (see ob-) + volvere, to roll: see walk
(comparative more obvolute, superlative most obvolute)
- overlapping; contorted; convoluted
- (botany) Having two opposite leaves, each with one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other.
- (botany) Having a circle of several leaves or petals which overlap in that manner.
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Latin obvolutus, past participle of obvolvere to wrap around.