Definition of pinnatifid in English:

pinnatifid

adjective

Botany
  • (of a leaf) pinnately divided, but not all the way down to the central axis.

    • ‘The cuff bracelet is ornamented with chrysanthemums bordering a central faceted citrine and overlapping pinnatifid leaves engraved to delineate the veins.’
    • ‘The leaves are sharply serrated, never pinnate or pinnatifid, sometimes the serration is confined to the apices.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin pinnatifidus, from Latin pinnatus ‘feathered’ + fid- ‘cleft’ (from the verb findere).

Pronunciation

pinnatifid

/pɪˈneɪtɪfɪd//pɪˈnatɪfɪd/