Pinnate Definition

pĭnāt
adjective
Resembling a feather.
Webster's New World
With leaflets on each side of a common axis in a featherlike arrangement.
Webster's New World
With a pattern of leaf veins resembling the structure of a feather.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
pinnated

Origin of Pinnate

  • Latin pinnātus feathered from pinna feather pet- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pinnātus (“feathered"), from pinna (“feather")

    From Wiktionary

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