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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin convolūtum, past participle of convolvere (to roll together).

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convolute (third-person singular simple present convolutes, present participle convoluting, simple past and past participle convoluted)

  1. (transitive) To make unnecessarily complex.
  2. (transitive) To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.

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convolute (comparative more convolute, superlative most convolute)

  1. Convoluted.
  2. (botany, of a leaf) Coiled such that one edge is inside, and one outside the coil, giving a spiral effect in cross section. (A special case of imbricate.)

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convolūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of convolūtus