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Overlapping at the base to form a flat, fanlike arrangement in two ranks, as the leaves of some irises.

[Latin equitāns, equitant-, present participle of equitāre, to ride horseback, from eques, equit-, horseman, from equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]


(Botany) (of a leaf) having the base folded around the stem so that it overlaps the leaf above and opposite
[C19: from Latin equitāns riding, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse]
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