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Meaning of CONVOLUTE

Pronunciation:  'kânvu`loot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (botany) rolled longitudinally upon itself:" a convolute petal"
  2. [v]  practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  3. [v]  curl, wind, or twist together

CONVOLUTE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: coiled, convolve, pervert, sophisticate, twist, twist around
 See Also: bend, deform, denote, refer, turn, twist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con"vo*lute\, a. [L. convolutus, p. p. of convolvere.
See {Convolve}.] (Bot.)
Rolled or wound together, one part upon another; -- said of
the leaves of plants in [ae]stivation.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Said of parts rolled or twisted together when in an undeveloped stage, as in some corollas in the bud stage.