Rev"o*lute (?), a. [L. revolutus, p. p. of revolvere. See Revolve.] Bot. & Zool.

Rolled backward or downward.

⇒ A revolute leaf is coiled downwards, with the lower surface inside the coil. A leaf with revolute margins has the edges rolled under, as in the Andromeda polifilia.


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