Convoluting



[kon-vuh-loot] /ˈkɒn vəˌlut/

verb (used with or without object), convoluted, convoluting.
1.
to coil up; form into a twisted shape.
adjective
2.
rolled up together or with one part over another.
3.
Botany. coiled up longitudinally so that one margin is within the coil and the other without, as the petals of cotton.
/ˈkɒnvəˌluːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to form into a twisted, coiled, or rolled shape
adjective
2.
(botany) rolled longitudinally upon itself: a convolute petal
3.
another word for convoluted (sense 2)
adj.

“rolled up together,” 1794, from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere (see convolution). The noun meaning “something convoluted” is from 1846.

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