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pinnate (PIN-ayt) adjective
Resembling a feather, having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of a common axis.
[From Latin pinnatus (feathered), from pinna (feather), ultimately from Indo-European root pet- (to rush, fly). Other words from this root are pin, impetus, and pinnacle.]
"There are a number of characteristics that a critical person can use to
tell the difference between the Neem tree and Melia. Neem has leaf blades
that emerge directly from a main stalk which are referred to as compound
"If you like that purple pinnate foliage outdoors, think about the
honey-locust tree Gleditsia triacanthos 'Rubylace'."
This week's theme: yours to discover.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)
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