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1. like a feather in appearance
2. (of compound leaves) having the leaflets growing opposite each other in pairs on either side of the stem
Having parts arranged like a feather, branching from a central axis.
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Portions of distal pinnate leaf
zones with thick subopposite leaflets attached to upper surface of rachis, arising at 54[degrees]-56[degrees].
One might have supposed that her theory would have been dismissed for its avowed (but delightful) teleology: she considered, for example, that a pinnate leaf
was a "partial shoot" with "an urge towards whole-shoot-hood.
Diagnosis: Pinnate leaf
7 to 27 mm in width with rachis 2.