Ob"vo*lute (?), Ob`vo*lu"ted (?), a. [L. obvolutus, p.p. of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see Ob-) + volvere to roll.]

Overlapping; contorted; convolute; -- applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other, and secondarily to a circle of several leaves or petals which thus overlap.


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