- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒnvəˈluːt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɑːnvəˈluːt/
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- Rhymes: -uːt
- (transitive) To make unnecessarily complex.
- (transitive) To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:convolute.
- (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.)