Share this entry

Share this page

bullate

Line breaks: bul|late
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊleɪt
 
/

Definition of bullate in English:

adjective

Botany
Covered with rounded swellings like blisters.
Example sentences
  • Adult leaf: often entire, mid-green blade, involute, slightly bullate and crinkled, very little pigment in the veins.
  • The distinguishing characteristic of this species is the extremely bullate leaves.
  • Paranephelius is composed of acaulescent herbs with showy, yellow capitula, sessile in the center of a basal rosette of leaves, often with bullate leaf surfaces.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin bullatus, from Latin bulla 'bubble'.

Definition of bullate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure