having a base surrounding the stem which bears it so that the stem seems to pass through it: said of a leaf
Origin of perfoliateModern Latin perfoliatus ; from Classical Latin per- (see per-) ; from Classical Latin folium, a leaf: see foliate
Of or relating to a sessile leaf or bract that completely clasps the stem and is apparently pierced by it.
Origin of perfoliateNew Latin perfoliatus : Latin per-, per- + Latin foliatus, bearing leaves (from folium, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots).
- pie floater