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[fil-ohd] /ˈfɪl oʊd/

noun, Botany.
an expanded petiole resembling and having the function of a leaf, but without a true blade.
a flattened leafstalk that resembles and functions as a leaf
A flattened leafstalk that functions as a leaf, as in an acacia.


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