Definition of oligophyllous in English:

oligophyllous

Pronunciation /ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈfɪləs/ /ɒˌlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈfɪləs/

adjective

rare Botany
  • Having few leaves.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry McMurtrie (1793–1865). From oligo- + -phyllous; compare ancient Greek ὀλιγόϕυλλος, scientific Latin oligophyllus, French †oligophylle.