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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obvolute \Ob"vo*lute\, Obvoluted \Ob`vo*lu"ted\, a. [L. obvolutus, p. p. of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see Ob-) + volvere to roll.] Overlapping; contorted; convolute; -- applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other, and secondarily to a circle of several leaves or petals which thus overlap. [1913 Webster]