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left: pinnately compound leaf
right: palmately compound leaf
A leaf whose blade is divided into two or more distinct leaflets.
(Botany) a leaf consisting of two or more leaflets borne on the same leafstalk
A leaf that is composed of two or more leaflets on a common stalk. Clover, roses, sumac, and walnut trees have compound leaves.
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|Noun||1.||compound leaf - a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk|
trifoliolate leaf - having three leaflets
quinquefoliate leaf - a compound leaf having five leaflets
palmate leaf - a leaf resembling an open hand; having lobes radiating from a common point
pinnate leaf - a leaf resembling a feather; having the leaflets on each side of a common axis
decompound leaf - a leaf having divisions that are themselves compound