Definition of “compound leaf” - English Dictionary

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“compound leaf” in British English

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compound leafnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒm.paʊnd ˈliːf/ us /ˌkɑːm.paʊnd ˈliːf/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Fortunes are told by pulling off leaflets of a compound leaf, such as the locust, repeating, "Rich man, poor man," etc. 
  • It is never a real compound leaf, though, unless the leaflets are truly separate and all belong on one common stalk. 
  • The stalk of a leaflet in a compound leaf. 

(Definition of “compound leaf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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