Definition of phyllode in English:

phyllode

noun

Botany
  • A winged leaf stalk that functions as a leaf.

    • ‘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.’
    stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reed
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs leaflike from phullon leaf.

Pronunciation:

phyllode

/ˈfilōd/