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pinnatemore about pinnate


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pinnate  \Pin"nate\,  Pinnated  \Pin"na*ted\,  a.  [L.  pinnatus 
  feathered,  fr  pinna  a  feather.  See  {Pin}  a  peg,  {Pen} 
  1.  (Bot.)  Consisting  of  several  leaflets,  or  separate 
  portions,  arranged  on  each  side  of  a  common  petiole,  as 
  the  leaves  of  a  rosebush,  a  hickory,  or  an  ash.  See 
  {Abruptly  pinnate},  and  Illust.,  under  {Abruptly}. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  a  winglike  tuft  of  long  feathers  on  each 
  side  of  the  neck. 
  {Pinnated  grouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  prairie  chicken. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  a  leaf  shape;  featherlike;  having  leaflets  on  each  side 
  of  a  common  axis  [syn:  {pinnated}] 

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