Definition for AS-PER-I-FO'LI-ATE

AS-PER-I-FO'LI-ATE, a. [L. asper, rough, and folium, a leaf.]

Having rough leaves. Plants of this kind are, by some authors, classified according to this character. They constitute the forty-first order of Linnæus's fragments of a natural method. In the methods of Hermann, Boerhaave, and Ray, this class consists of plants which have four naked seeds. Their leaves stand alternately on the stalks, and the flower monopetalous in five divisions. – Encyc. Milne.

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