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Pinnated   Listen
adjective
Pinnated, Pinnate  adj.  
1.
(Bot.) Consisting of several leaflets, or separate portions, arranged on each side of a common petiole, as the leaves of a rosebush, a hickory, or an ash.
2.
(Zool.) Having a winglike tuft of long feathers on each side of the neck.
Pinnated grouse (Zool.), the prairie chicken.






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"Pinnated" Quotes from Famous Books



... whole genus. Its compact habit, its comparatively small dimensions, and the bright, glossy color of its beautifully tasseled fronds render it a most welcome addition to a group of ferns naturally rich in decorative plants. Its curiously and irregularly pinnate fronds are borne on slender stalks, terete toward the base, and covered with reddish brown, downy scales, instead of being produced loosely, as in most other Nephrolepises; these are densily crowded, and the outcome of closely clustered crowns. They measure ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 • Various

... side with this western-forest queen, almost rivalling her in beauty and fragrance, and almost rivalling her in fame, is a lovely exotic, a native of Orient climes—though here long naturalised. Its large doubly-pinnate leaves of dark and lighter green,—for both shades are observed on the same tree; its lavender-coloured flowers hanging in axillary clusters from the extremities of the shoots; its yellow cherry-like fruits—some of which are already formed,—all ...
— The Quadroon - Adventures in the Far West • Mayne Reid



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