Definition of revolute in English:

revolute

adjective

Botany
  • (especially of the edge of a leaf) curved or curled back.

    • ‘Species of sections Musa and Rhodochlamys share common characteristics, possessing the same chromosome number and having bracts that are generally sulcate, glaucous and that become revolute on fading.’
    • ‘Because it is somewhat revolute, the stigmatic area is peripherally also exposed towards the dorsal side.’
    • ‘The dry seed was elongated along the main axis, with an elaiosome at the former placental end and revolute margins folded under the seed.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin revolutus unrolled past participle of revolvere (see revolve).

Pronunciation:

revolute

/ˈrevəˌl(y)o͞ot/