Definition of pertuse in English:

pertuse

adjective

rare
  • Chiefly Botany. Perforated; having holes or slits.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin pertūsus having a hole or holes, perforated, use as adjective of past participle of pertundere.

Pronunciation

pertuse

/pəˈtjuːs//pəˈtʃuːs/