Definition of obvolute in English:

obvolute

adjective

Botany
  • (of a leaf) having a margin that alternately overlaps and is overlapped by that of an opposing leaf.

    • ‘Obvolute bracts may thus be a synapomorphy of the American clade.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin obvolutus, past participle of obvolvere wrap around.

Pronunciation:

obvolute

/ˈäbvəˌlo͞ot/