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pinnate

, pinnated
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
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pinnate

[′pi‚nāt]
(botany)
Having parts arranged like a feather, branching from a central axis.
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Pelvic-fin depressed, tip of which far for reaching the anal-fin origin, with rays seven; caudal-fin truncated without pinnate rays, dorsal procurrent rays of which extending quite anterior to its base.
Cocos nucifera (Coconut Palm) is a large palm, growing up to 30 m (98 ft) tall, with pinnate leaves 4-6 m (13-20 ft) long, and pinnae 60-90 cm long.
Its leaves have the usual rose formation, pinnate with narrow-toothed leaflets with up to 19 on each leaf.
The scenes form a landscape with palm trees, papyrus, running spirals, and pinnate bands, arranged in an unusual set of stepped, trapezoidal zones and red-and-white horizontal stripes.
This is accentuated by the tall palm trees that serve as shelter during hot summer months with their pinnate leaves.
The branches and pinnate leaves of the staghorn grow in an upright, spreading manner.
("The whorl of Berberis leaves may be regarded as a pinnate leaf in which the leaflet internodes of the rachis have been eliminated, thus bringing leaflets, now regarded as simple leaves, into a cluster at the stem node ...
Ours involved being stalked for half an hour by three Pinnate Spadefish in the Maldives as we navigated the underground gardens of a coral reef, 12m below sea.