Definition of phyllode in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfilōd/ /ˈfɪloʊd/


  • A winged leaf stalk which functions as a leaf.

    ‘A colony is initiated by a single female (or, in some species, a single female with a male) who induces gall formation on a growing phyllode of a host Acacia tree.’
    • ‘Most Australian wattles lose these true leaves as they grow, and develop instead the leaf-like organ called a phyllode.’
    stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reed


Mid 19th century from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs ‘leaflike’, from phullon ‘leaf’.