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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perfoliate  \Per*fo"li*ate\,  a.  [Pref.  per-  +  L.  folium  leaf.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Having  the  basal  part  produced  around  the  stem;  -- 
  said  of  leaves  which  the  stem  apparently  passes  directory 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Surrounded  by  a  circle  of  hairs,  or  projections 
  of  any  kind 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  a  leaf  having  the  base  united  around  and  apparently 
  pierced  by  the  stem 

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