One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a leaf: having many (more than 7 or 9) leaflets. Of a plant: characterized by such leaves; multifoliate.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Macgillivray (1796–1852), ornithologist and natural historian. From multi- + foliole + -ate, after French multifoliolées, plural.
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