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 perfoliātus Latin per- per- Latin foliātus bearing leaves ( from folium leaf ; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.)
- pie floater