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A winged leaf stalk which functions as a leaf.
stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reedView synonyms
- ‘Most Australian wattles lose these true leaves as they grow, and develop instead the leaf-like organ called a phyllode.’
- ‘A colony is initiated by a single female (or, in some species, a single female with a male) who induces gall formation on a growing phyllode of a host Acacia tree.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs leaf-like, from phullon leaf.
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