from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a single leaf.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, one-leafed; unifoliar.
  • Same as unifoliolate.

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  • adjective botany Having a single leaf.

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  • adjective having a single leaf


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  • I see that I have probably gone beyond my depth in discussing plurifoliate and unifoliate leaves; but in such a case as that of Mimosa albida, where rudiments of additional leaflets are present, we must believe that they were well developed in the progenitor of the plant.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 Charles Darwin 1845

  • The unifoliate species are known for the glistening beauty of their large, frillylipped blooms whose dominant colours are white through pink and yellow to exquisite rose-lavender and mauve shades.

    Article Source Susanna Vivian 2009

  • These are the unifoliate, which have one leaf, and the bifoliate, which have two.

    Article Source Susanna Vivian 2009


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