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Rolled backward from the tip or margins to the undersurface: a revolute leaf.
[Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere, to roll back; see revolve.]
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(Botany) (esp of the margins of a leaf) rolled backwards and downwards
[C18: from Latin revolūtus rolled back; see revolve]
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rolled backward or downward, as the margins of certain leaves.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere; see revolve]
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